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AAI valedictory function
Published on 19 Dec. 2010 12:53 AM IST
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AAI celebrated the valedictory function of the “ICAO- India developing countries fellowship training Programme” on December 17. Dinesh Kumar Director, Indian Aviation Academy & Executive Director (Personnel & Administration) presided over the function.
The ICAO – India Developing countries fellowship programme is second in the series of programmmes under this scheme. The first programme was conducted in 2008.
Airports Authority of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICAO in February 2007 to have Fellowship Programmes under which AAI has agreed to provide 36 Fellowship over a period of 3 years for participants from developing countries to attend training programmes to be organized at NIAMAR under the fellowship.
A fresh MOU (Extension) was signed between the Secretary General ICAO and the Chairman AAI V. P. Agrawal on September 30.
The fellowship is offered to eligible candidates nominated by their respective Governments and it is finalized through ICAO TCB.
During the year 2008-09, 12 fellowships were awarded in two training programmes i.e. airport certification – issues and challenges and Safety Management System.
In the year 2010, 12 fellowships were awarded in two training programmes i.e. airport commercial management December 6 to 10 and airport security December 13 to 17.
In these two programmes 38 participants were trained in two batches including participants from all over India and developing countries namely, Nigeria, Saint Lucia, Bangladesh, Mauritius & Zimbabwe.
The Current programmes were conducted by T. R Kesharwani, ICAO Expert in Airport Economics and Terence F Alton, Aviation Security Advisor, ICAO – Asia Pacific Region, at the Indian Aviation Academy (NIAMAR Society).

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