GMR Airport Developers Limited (GADL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited, in line with the MoU signed with Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), has started providing training to the first batch of OAMC trainees at the GMR Aviation Academy (GMRAA). GMRAA is one of the few academies in the world to have received the coveted Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) certification.
The first batch of trainees from OAMC has reached India on 23rd August, 2015 and after completion of two-week training in India, the OAMC team would return to Muscat. A 22 member team from OAMC is presently undergoing a specially designed course on
Airfield Rescue and Firefighting
at the GMRAA, Hyderabad and next week, the team will continue their training at GMRAA, New Delhi.
GADL had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OAMC in June this year for providing training and consultancy services. As per the MoU, the GMR subsidiary will provide services ranging from program management, testing and commissioning of airport systems to development of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue streams.
There will be a new batch every three weeks. A total of 6 to 10 batches, each consisting of 16 to 22 trainees will undergo the training. The training program would cover firefighters from all the four airports in Oman - Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm. In line with the MoU, GADL subsidiary will also provide on-site support for six-months at Salalah Airport.
Speaking on the development GADL Spokesperson, said, “GMR has been engaging with and offering consultancy services to airport companies in the Middle East and South East Asia. We are happy that the process of training OAMC staff has started at our globally acclaimed aviation academy. This training will help OAMC teams to learn and adapt some of the best practices of GMR’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.”
GMRAA earlier had successfully provided training and consultancy to airport management team in Philippines.
Delhi’s IGI International airport, which was built in record time of 37 months, has converted it from world’s 101st ranked airport in 2006 to world’s number 1 in its category in 2015. Over the past several years in the aviation sector, the GMR Group has not only developed expertise to build and operate world class airports, but also put a step forward towards its vision of making it an “institution in perpetuity”.
About GMR Aviation Academy
GMR Aviation Academy (GMR AA) was established at the state-of-the-art Rajiv Gandhi Airport,Shamshabad, Hyderabad in 2009, with the objective of providing professional training and enhancing the knowledge and skills of GMR Airports’ personnel. Over the years, it has emerged as a global gateway for Aviation learning in India for not only GMR’s own personnel; but also for the people of its peers and allied agencies in India and abroad with a full-fledged unit in Delhi too. The Academy conducts training programmes accredited by Airport Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) of India with focus on Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. GMR AA has also been conducting training programmes in niche areas like "Economics of Airport management" in collaboration with the like of Cranfield University (UK). GMR AA is recognized by ICAO, ACI, IATA, DGCA and BCAS of India. The Academy is the only one of its kind in India to have been conferred with the “Regional Training Centre of Excellence” (RTCE) stature by ICAO and as “Global Training Hub” by the ACI.
About GMR Infrastructure Limited
GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with interests in Airport, Energy, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. The group has fifteen power generation projects of which ten are operational and five are under development; nine operating road assets and a double rail track line between Mughalsarai-New Bhaupur (Kanpur) of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor under development. GMR Group developed and operates India’s busiest and currently World’s No1 Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and greenfield Rajiv Gandhi international airport at Hyderabad. GMR Infrastructure in partnership with Megawide Construction Corporation is developing Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Philippines. The Group is also developing two Special Investment Regions at Krishnagiri and Kakinada and India’s largest Smart Airport City near Hyderabad International Airport. GMR Group, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, carries out community-based development initiatives at 22 different locations in the areas of education; health, hygiene and sanitation; empowerment and livelihoods; and community development.
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