Saturday, February 24, 2007
SriLankan International Aviation Academy expands to Maldives
EXPANSION: The International Aviation Academy (IAA), the training arm of SriLankan Airlines, will shortly begin programmes in the Maldivian capital, Male, a significant expansion of its services to the South Asian region.
Diploma courses will initially be offered in two fields - Passenger Handling Management; and Air Cargo; with a non-Diploma programme in Dangerous Good Regulations. The Academy’s IATA-accredited instructors will conduct classes in Male.
Manager Human Resources at SriLankan Airlines Sanjeeva Jayatilleke, said: “This is an important step in the IAA’s vision of becoming the premier centre for aviation-related learning in South Asia.
We view it as a natural progress since SriLankan has long been the largest carrier in the Maldives, and actively promotes Sri Lanka and the Maldives as dual destinations for global tourists, together with tourism authorities in both countries.”
The IAA offers seven programmes for external students at its main centre at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, a short distance from the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.
Apart from the three courses offered in the Maldives, it has courses in Aircraft Weight and Balance; ICAO 201 Flight Dispatcher Programme; Baggage Handling; and Airline Cabin Crew Training. [Read More]