Emirates Group Security and GMR Aviation Academy ink MoU to foster high-quality aviation training

  • MoU to address emerging challenges being faced by the aviation industry
  • Agreement aims to provide training and education in the field of Aviation, Cyber & General Security
  • The MoU is aligned with ICAO's 'Year of Security Culture' initiative

Dubai, UAE, 14 June, 2021: Emirates Group Security (EGS) and GMR Aviation Academy (GMRAA), two leading aviation training providers based in Dubai and India respectively, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation for the development and exchange of information, technical expertise, and experiences in aviation security.

GMRAA is part of the GMR Group, India’s leading infrastructure development company and the fourth largest private airport company in the world. Emirates Group Security is a multi-faceted organization that develops and implements security strategies and measures across the Emirates airline network.

Through this MoU, GMRAA and EGS will jointly offer more than 75 aviation and security courses in an online setting - certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate - to thousands of professionals in India as well as in the Middle East and Asian regions. The aim will be to educate and train aviation security personnel to plan, coordinate, and implement a broad range of airport security measures in accordance with national and international legislation, in a bid to address new and emerging challenges being faced by the industry. The efforts are part of wider critical initiatives to support the safe restoration of mobility and air travel across different regions.

The MoU also outlines both parties' commitments to providing training, education and development in the field of Aviation, Cyber & General Security in direct response to the industry's demands.

Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates Group Security, said: "We are very happy to partner with one of the leading aviation training providers in India, the GMR Aviation Academy. Our vision at EGS is to strengthen the global aviation community by providing AVSEC industry professionals with comprehensive, cutting-edge education and training. By investing in our workforce, and the global aviation community, we can bridge the gap between borders and create a tight-knit network of individuals capable of rising to any challenge."

Mr. Ashwani Lohani, CEO of GMR Services Business, commented: "GMR Aviation Academy is committed to provide world-class training to all its students and the airport fraternity. Our association with the Emirates team will support us to showcase our mettle in the Middle East/ Asian region. The customization of programmes will help in assimilating and up-skilling of aviation professionals and empower them to become good leaders. The symbiosis of two wonderful organizations i.e. GMRAA and EK-CASS is a landmark achievement for the training world and the participants would be greatly benefitted.”

The MoU is closely aligned with ICAO's 'Year of Security Culture' initiative that encourages all the industry stakeholders to support and promote a security-conscious environment. This collaboration aims to create a foundation for a robust international partnership that will benefit a myriad of aviation professionals. By working together and sharing best practices, the organisations will be able to draw strengths from each other to develop a widespread network of well-trained individuals.

About GMR Aviation Academy

GMR Aviation Academy (GMRAA) is an Award-winning Executive Education, Training, Skilling and Aviation Consultancy arm of GMR Airports Ltd, the holding company of Airports vertical of GMR Group. GMR Group’s global presence spans across the Europe, Middle East and South Asia apart from India where GAA provides quality Aviation Training & Consultancy to some of the biggest and busiest International Airports & Aviation Stakeholders.

GMRAA offers various courses related to Airport, Cargo, Shipping, Aircraft MRO, Aerospace, Dangerous Goods, Fire Fighting, Safety Management System, Customer Service, Retail, Warehouse Management, Perishable Handling as well as other Technology, Industrial, Commercial, Technical, and Soft-skill Trainings.

GMRAA maps Training Needs of Corporates provide Training Gap Analysis and offer Customised Programs at all levels for New Joiners, Freshers, Middle and Senior Management Programs.

GMRAA provides Consultancy to Aviation Industry on Airport Operation & Management, Cargo, Safety & Security, Aero & Non-aero Development, Retail Management, Benchmarking, Master-planning, Engineering Services and Technology driven approach.

Setup in 2009, GMRAA has been delivering world class trainings and received a lot of accolades. GMRAA has been accredited by International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and Airport Council International (ACI). They are also one of the eight Regional Training center of Excellence (RTCE) recognized by ICAO. GMRAA is also the training partner for NSDC and several other National and State Government Bodies.

About Emirates Group Security

Emirates Group Security is a multi-faceted organisation that develops and implements security strategies and measures across the Emirates network. It offers a comprehensive range of aviation security services internationally and in the UAE, and helps safeguard customers, employees and company assets against acts of unlawful interference. Through continuous review and workforce training, Emirates Group Security implements international industry protocols to the highest standards, ensuring a safe and secure environment for Emirates airline and other operators.

In a highly specialised market with only a handful of competent organisations globally, Emirates Group Security is a leader in aviation security products, including aviation security education and training.

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