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Airports Council International announces the last call for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme

Montréal, 12 October 2016 – Airports Council International (ACI) announces the last call for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme (YAPP). The programme, managed under ICAO, is a joint initiative with ACI, ICAO and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This is a unique professional development opportunity. Selected candidates will be able to contribute to projects of joint interest to all three organizations under the direct mentorship of an ICAO expert member and working in close collaboration with IATA and ACI experts: the focus will be on the inter-relationships between ICAO and the airline and airport industries.

Aviation professionals across the globe looking to jump-start their careers are invited to apply. Applicants must have advanced university qualifications and have a minimum of two years of employment within the aviation industry or in aviation-related regulatory activities.

“Our continuing support of the Young Aviation Professionals’ Programme is testament to ACI’s commitment to ensuring a strong pool of future aviation professionals for the sustainability of our industry,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “The programme aligns well with the goals of our extensive Global Training curriculum that emphasizes industry collaboration such as the ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme, and equal opportunity such as our Developing Nations Airport Assistance programme.”

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements are invited to submit their application through ICAO’s online employmentwebsiteby 18 October 2016. The expected start date of the programme, and the reporting of the selected candidates to ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, will be the middle of February 2017.

Notes for editors
1.  Airports Council International, 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 Organisation. 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. To learn more about ACI, click here.

2.  A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency, capacity and environmental protection, amongst many other priorities. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States.

3. For more information on2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme, click here.

4. For a PDF of this press release, click here.

Media contact
Sabrina Guerrieri
Manager, Communications
ACI World
Telephone: +1 514 373 1223
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