Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have announced SITA’s renewed support for the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP) for airport executives.
Since its launch in 2007, AMPAP has benefitted more than 1,200 participants, covering all functional areas of the airport business and the latest industry standards.
Drew Griffiths, head of SITA at Airports, said, “We are very proud to continue as the premier sponsor of the AMPAP program. With SITA present at more than 1,000 airports globally, we are a key member of this global community. Through the AMPAP program we will support ACI and ICAO in expanding the reach of the program through the use of new digital technologies while nurturing a new generation of airport leaders. It is also key to strengthening SITA’s ability to better serve the industry.”
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general of ACI World, said, “Investing in the training and upskilling of airport managers is crucial to aviation’s short- and long-term sustainability, particularly as we continue to build and retain its workforce. The airport industry is continuously evolving and so too must our knowledge. Our renewed longstanding partnership with SITA reflects the ongoing relevancy of the program and the important role of technology in improving airport operations and streamlining the passenger journey. We are grateful to SITA for this partnership, which allows us to pool our expertise and enhance the AMPAP experience for the world’s airport management professionals.”
Jorge Vargas, ICAO’s Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) director and AMPAP team leader, said, “Many of the industry’s common objectives for modernized airports infrastructure and enhanced passenger facilitation will have important implications for the next generation of airport leaders. This very critical modernization process speaks to why updating and improving the skills and knowledge of airport managers in the coming decades will be so essential to long-term air transport adaptability and sustainability. SITA’s partnership and support of AMPAP have ensured a commitment toward the quality and excellence of the program. I look forward to continuing to build on this important collaboration, aimed at enhancing airport management globally.”
AMPAP graduates earn the International Airport Professional (IAP) designation or AMPAP Associate diploma award, recognizing their excellence in airport management and proficiency in applying ACI best practices and ICAO standards and recommended practices (SARPs).