ICAO collaborates with CAAi for aviation COVID-19 recovery training
The new training, in accordance with ICAO CART recommendations, will work to enable the safe and secure restart of air operations post-COVID-19.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aviation Training (GAT) and CAA International (CAAi) – the aviation training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – have announced the launch of newly developed training to enable the safe and secure restart of air operations, in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART).
ICAO’s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, said: “Across the industry, aviation training will be essential to ensure professionals have the ability to navigate and manage the complex and dynamic compliance and operational challenges during the recovery period of COVID-19. This course, delivered in partnership with CAAi, will provide pivotal support and guidance during this critical period for the aviation sector.”
Delivered in a virtual classroom by ICAO and UK CAA subject matter experts, the course will provide best practice advice to help regulators and air operators navigate oversight, compliance, training and operational challenges during the recovery period of COVID-19. Registrations for the course will open on 21 July 2020, with the training scheduled to begin on 3 August 2020.
Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive of the UK CAA, said: “We are delighted to be working with ICAO on this critical initiative. Restarting air operations after lockdown is no simple task. As well as navigating complex logistical, operational, financial and political hurdles, the sector still needs to regulate and comply with international standards. We are confident that this course will provide the global aviation community with the regulatory guidance to restart air operations safely and securely.”