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Dublin International Aviation Training Academy becomes first ACI Accredited Training Institute

Montreal, 13 April 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce that Dublin International Aviation Training Academy (DIATA) has fulfilled all the requirements to become the first ACI Accredited Training Institute (ATI). The ATI initiative has been designed to build a network of airport training units that offer performance-based, up-to-date courses and other learning activities accredited by ACI that meet international standards for quality in workplace learning.

The ATI project reflects ACI’s belief that ongoing learning is a key component of organizational success; that human performance can be improved through workplace learning; and that for training initiatives to be successful they must meet and exceed established international standards.

In order to have a learning activity accredited, ACI must first review the course content and determine that it meets or exceeds established standards for structure, accuracy and timeliness of subject matter, and appropriateness for the industry. Upon confirmation of the above, ACI then accredits the individual course or learning activity.

“ACI is pleased to have DIATA, a highly respected international aviation training institution, as the initial launch partner for this programme,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “Our membership’s training needs are diverse, and the ATI initiative will allow us to develop a network of quality training venues throughout the world offering ACI-accredited course material in local languages, thereby increasing access to educational options that will ultimately drive the industry forward into the future.”

DIATA is delighted to be the first ACI ATI to receive this prestigious accreditation,” said Kevin O’ Driscoll, Senior Vice President, DIATA. “This is a significant  endorsement from ACI and is recognition of our success in establishing a training academy that leads the way in aviation on going learning at home and abroad.”

DIATA’s first accredited course is titled Breathing Apparatus Re-validation (BAR). The BAR programme is specifically designed by DIATA for fire fighters to ensure they have full familiarity with breathing apparatus and associated equipment. It is a recommendation that Breathing Apparatus users bi-annually complete re-validation training.

Notes to editors

1. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. For more information on ACI, please click here.

2. For more information on the ACI Accredited Training Institute (ATI), please visit the ACI Global Training website.

3. DIATA has collaborated with ACI Global Training, the world’s leading provider of airport management and operations education, to become an ACI Training Centre from 2013. DIATA was established in 2013 with a key objective of continuing to support and raise the competency of its staff at home through adopting the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS principles and at the same time supporting ICAO’s NGAP (Next Generation of Aviation Professionals) strategies. DIATA is focused on training excellence and delivers high quality accredited training programmes in aviation at home and overseas. The Academy has forged strategic partnerships with international aviation bodies and academic institutions focused on promoting the importance of education in aviation. For more information on DIATA, please click here.

4. To download a pdf version of this media release, please click here.

Media contact

Ryan White
Manager, Communications
ACI World
Telephone: +1 514 373 1226