Continuing its focus on creating common training standards across the industry, Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced its global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) will be delivered in a virtual classroom format for the first time.
The council said that AMPAP seeks to develop a new generation of airport leaders in all areas of airport business and is a strategic initiative delivered through a partnership between ACI and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
It noted that the key aims of the initiative are to increase the professional knowledge and capability of airport management personnel worldwide, while encouraging adherence to uniform standards and awareness of best practices at the world’s airports.
ACI added that the program aims to promote the recognition of professional excellence in airport management and expand communication among airport executives globally to facilitate better knowledge sharing between the world’s airports.
Commenting on the matter, ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira said, “Close to a thousand aviation professionals globally have graduated from the AMPAP, increasing the management skills of our airport professionals and improving their ability to deal with the normal challenges we face in our business.
“The AMPAP is designed to foster the new generation of leaders by improving the knowledge of airport managers on best practices in the safe, secure and efficient movement of aircraft, passengers, baggage and cargo.”
Under the new, virtual delivery system, the course is structured in a full, five-day interactive, virtual classroom format, including one individual assignment, one group presentation, and one final exam.