The Centre of Aviation & Security Studies (CASS) and Arab Air Carriers Organisation Regional Training Centre (AACO RTC) recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU was signed to extend two University diploma programmes to members of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO).
The University Diploma in Aviation Security Management and University Diploma in Ground Handling are being inducted as part of AACO RTC’s training curriculum with its offices in Jordan and Egypt. These two courses are jointly developed by Edith Cowan University of Western Australia and Emirates Group Security.
“The two programmes are examples of high-quality management training which have been tailor-made for professionals working in the aviation industry. Designed specifically to improve management practices in aviation security and ground handling,” said Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, divisional senior vice president of the Emirates Group Security.
The courses, administered by CASS and academic staff from Edith Cowan University, consist of an 18-month programme which involves self-study, tutorials and examinations.
“Aviation security has become a foremost priority, equal in its importance to safety. The fundamental premise upon which airlines, airports and the civil aviation industry is based, depends upon providing safe and secure travel,” said Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general of AACO.