GCAS Focuses On Youth During The Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Abu Dhabi: The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), based in Al Bateen Executive Airport, hosted more than 250 students for a tour of their state of the art training facilities during the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 Students from various schools in Abu Dhabi, were given a presentation by Dr. Othman Al Khoori, Chief Human Resources Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, on the most exciting aspects of the aviation industry. This was followed by a question and answer session and a tour of both the GCAS facilities and the Air Expo show including the aircraft on display of around 100 aircraft.

The tour being held alongside the Abu Dhabi Air Expo gave students the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience and a feel of what the industry has to offer. The tour is part of GCAS’ commitment to raise awareness on the aviation industry to engage and create interest amongst the youth’s career paths within this field in the UAE.

Aws Al Khanjari, General Manager of GCAS, said: “The aviation industry is growing at a rapid rate and so too is the demand for highly skilled aviation and airport staff. We have a wealth of talent here in the UAE to meet this demand, and through our outreach activities with local schools, we can nurture this talent from a young age. This is an ongoing process that we will continue to provide, and will ultimately result in strengthening the UAE’s position as one of the fastest growing players in the aviation industry.” Backed by leading global aviation training organisations, GCAS designs, develops and delivers the best possible training solutions to meet the needs of the industry in the Middle East.

GCAS is one of the few aviation training centres in the world located in an operational airport, providing trainings with a unique on-the-job learning experience GCAS has partnered with leading international providers of aviation training around the globe ensuring all trainees are provided with curriculum that are on par with international standards. GCAS is the world’s first Gold Member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS programme, and is an IATA “Authorized Training Center”, and is an exclusive provider for JAATO programs in the region.