Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)’s International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT) during the Dubai Airshow.
The partnership aims to develop customized training solutions for Emirates’ engineering professionals, reinforcing the airline’s commitment to excellence and safety in aviation.
The MoU, signed by His Excellency Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General UAE GCAA, and Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer, outlines plans for joint training initiatives for employees across Emirates’ engineering departments.
The training programs said to be conducted at both the GCAA’s IACT and Emirates’ state-of-the-art engineering facility.
H.E Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating, “This MoU underscores our joint commitment to ensuring excellence and safety in aviation. This cooperation is in line with the UAE government’s directives to collaborate with stakeholders to combine our strengths and achieve our common objectives more effectively and efficiently. We will continue exploring all possible areas of collaboration within the industry.”
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ COO, highlighted the potential for the collaboration to build a talent pool of highly skilled aviation professionals, stating, “This new MoU will further enhance the longstanding partnership between Emirates and GCAA, as both parties join resources to build a talent pool of competent and highly-skilled aviation professionals, equipped with world-class qualifications and competitive skills to contribute to the organization and the UAE aviation industry.”
Notably, the collaborative effort will ensure that Emirates remains compliant with the evolving regulations set by GCAA.
The training programs provided by IACT will cover technical areas and certifications, including GCAA General Civil Aviation airworthiness related regulations, Manufacturing, Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC), Maintenance Organization Review Certificate (MORC), Post Holders, and Compliance Monitoring.
Emirates and IACT will jointly explore innovative approaches to further enhance Emirates’ Engineering training standards, equipping employees with additional tools for career development.
Emirates Engineering Training, approved for both EASA and GCAA types, utilizes cutting-edge training tools and digital learning platforms, including Distance Learning Training Synchronous (DLS) methodology, to adapt to the ever-changing regulatory landscape of the aviation industry.
Emirates Engineering, renowned for its in-house aircraft maintenance and engineering capabilities, also occasionally extends its support to thirty other airlines through third-party maintenance contracts at its engineering facility, setting high benchmarks for the industry.
The collaborative venture is expected to not only elevate training standards but also contribute to the overall growth and resilience of the UAE aviation sector.