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RAS awarded as IATA Top 10 ATC in Europe

Bucharest 5th June 2012

Regional Air Suport Training has been recognized as a Top ten European International Air Transport Association (IATA) Authorised Training Center (ATC) for 2012.

The award, which was presented to RAS during the IATA Training Partner Congress that was held in Istanbul recently, is in recognition of the Regional Air Suport's  "outstanding contribution in developing the human capital by reaching out to the next  generation of leaders in the evolving air transport industry in the European region"  according to Ismail AlBaidhani - Head of IATA Global Partnerships & Learning Innovation.

Organized every year by the IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI), the Training Partner Congress is designed to continue IATA’s engagement with its Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) worldwide in developing the human capital and is also used as a platform to jointly discuss how to work together more effectively, share best practices from different markets with each other and exchange ideas on emerging trends and opportunities in the travel & tourism, aviation, and cargo areas.

According with the IATA ITDI, the criteria that have been used to distinguish RAS from the rest of the ATC members in Europe were the number of students RAS had trained during 2011 and the students’ exam pass rates throughout 2011.

Discussing the award given at the IATA Training Partner Congress, Mr. Marius Vecu - RAS School Coordinator, said: “we received with great honor such recognition from IATA as it is a great endorsement of our efforts over the years in training hundreds of cargo professionals at the highest standards for which I would like to express my greatest  consideration equally to our trainers and to our students for the very good level of professional knowledge".

He continued: "This award is a great incentive as well as a challenge and an important responsibility in further expanding our training portfolio in order to better serve the  IATA’s mission to develop the human capital of the aviation industry in Romania.

Regional Air Suport is one of the oldest IATA ATC's in the region with more than 13 years of delivering IATA Cargo courses - Dangerous Goods Regulations and Cargo Introductory.  RAS is also authorized by the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority to train the professionals in the Airport environment by offering courses on various topics such as: Ground Handling, Aircraft Knowledge, Customer Service, Weight & Balance, Aerodynamics, Basic Check-In, De/Anti-Icing, Airside Safety and DGR and holds also a license given by the Romanian Ministry of Transports for performing training for Airport & Airline Aviation Security.

Recently, RAS established partnerships with other prestigious aviation training organizations like SOFEMA in Bulgaria to offer courses on various aviation topics like: SMS Implementation, EU-OPS Regulations, Quality Auditing, PART M, PART 145, Human Factors, Fuel Tank Safety, EWIS, SAFA for operators and many other in the future to come.