Rochester, NY, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) has signed a partnership agreement with Safe Passage International, Inc. confirming GCAS will offer Safe Passage’s comprehensive training programmes from its new Middle East training hub in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Courses such as Aviation Security Screening, Air Cargo Screening and Compliance Training, X-ray Interpretation Training, Conventional X-ray, and Multi-View X-ray Training are available to GCAS students. These blended Computer Based Training courses are available in multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
GCAS is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recognised centre of excellence. The centre was established in 2008 to support and contribute to the rapid advancement of the regional aviation industry, through the development of the region’s human capital. GCAS has a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi which provides rare benefits to students who gain hands-on experience of live airport operation.
“GCAS’s commitment lies in designing, developing, and delivering the best training solutions to meet the existing and future needs of airports in the region and will continue to seek beneficial partnerships with leading international aviation companies to realise this vision,” said Dr. Othman Al Khoury, Deputy General Manager, Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies.
"Safe Passage looks forward to its partnership in the Gulf region designing effective training solutions for the new training hub in Abu Dhabi,” said Raymond Wahl, Director of Global Sales, Safe Passage International. “GCAS has taken a leadership position by ensuring the development of aviation security screeners in this dynamic region. Safe Passage firmly believes that an effective training solution that is flexible and covers all required topics must meet the needs identified by the civil aviation authorities of foreign governments, ICAO and Department of Homeland Security. GCAS is in a unique position to enable compliance, engage the region, and build security screener competence.”