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ACI and ICAO’s global management accreditation programme goes virtual

Programme helps to foster and develop tomorrow’s aviation leaders

Montreal, 4 August 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today announced its global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) will deliver the gateway component of the programme in a virtual classroom format for the first time.

AMPAP seeks to develop a new generation of airport leaders in all areas of the airport business and is a strategic initiative delivered through a partnership between ACI and the International Civil Aviation Organization and aims to:

  • increase the professional knowledge and capability of airport management personnel worldwide
  • encourage the adherence to uniform standards and awareness of best practices at the world’s airports
  • promote the recognition of professional excellence in airport management, and
  • expand communication among airport executives globally to facilitate better knowledge sharing between the world’s airports.

Delivering this component of the course virtually provides an effective method for airport management executives to concentrate on professional development in a safe environment during periods where the delivery of a traditional classroom course is not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Close to a thousand aviation professionals globally have graduated from the AMPAP program, increasing the management skills of our airport professionals and improving their ability to deal with the normal challenges we face in our business,” ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said. “Airports are key assets for the global economy recovery and will need creative and responsive leadership as they confront the new and unprecedented challenge of recovery from the impact and effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) is designed to foster the new generation of leaders by improving the knowledge of airport managers on best practices in the safe, secure and efficient movement of aircraft, passengers, baggage and cargo. Highly skilled professionals provide the backbone of the industry, supporting job creation and sustainable economic development.

“The AMPAP gateway course provides airport executives with a broad understanding of the global aviation ecosystem at a time when investing in its people has never been more important for the industry.”

The overall objective of the gateway course is to provide airport executives with a broad understanding of global air transportation as a system from an airport professional’s viewpoint.

It addresses the public regime and private industry structure as well as major contemporary issues and challenges that confront the various stakeholders in the aviation industry, more specifically, airport professionals.

The course is structured in a full, five-day interactive, virtual classroom format, including one individual assignment, one group presentations, and one final exam.

Notes for editors

  1. More information on the ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP)
  2. 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, customer-centric and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2020, ACI serves 668 members, operating 1979 airports in 176 countries.

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