Prince Sultan Aviation Academy (PSAA) has agreed to become an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Training Partner (RTP).
The deal will see the aviation academy offer courses available to IATA members in areas including Root Cause Analysis, Safety Risk Management System, and Airlines Safety Investigation.
Based at Saudi Arabian Airlines HQ in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, the PSAA currently provides flight training, ground training, safety training, and skills development training.
Already this year over 1,500 aviation professionals have benefitted from IATA training in Africa and the Middle East, and we look forward to growing these numbers
Signing the agreement in Jeddah were His Excellency the Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser; Mr. Muhammad Albakri – Regional Vice President IATA Africa and the Middle East; Captain Ismael Koshy, Managing Director of the PSAA.
Commenting on the news, Albakri said IATA was “thrilled” to welcome PSAA onboard as an IATA RTP.
“The aviation industry is geared to continue its growth in demand for air transport in the years to come and meeting this demand will require a skilled workforce,” said Albakri.
“This strategic partnership will support PSAA in responding to the ever-growing training demand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the AME region and will augment the existing knowledge transfer capabilities of PSAA.
“Already this year over 1,500 aviation professionals have benefitted from IATA training in Africa and the Middle East, and we look forward to growing these numbers to meet the demand for safe, secure and sustainable air transport industry.”
Koshy added that the PSAA is committed to the continued development of aviation professionals at the academy, and that it would “look forward to connecting with new partners in the region and beyond.”