|GCAS brings the Kenyon expertise to Abu Dhabi|
|Written by Editor|
|Wednesday, 20 July 2011 08:46|
The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), and Kenyon, a worldwide crisis management consultant, have signed a cooperation agreement to provide the internationally renowned crisis management training to aviation professionals at the centre's facility in Abu Dhabi.
Kenyon is one of the oldest and most experienced firms of its type with over 100 years of direct involvement in more than 300 crisis events. It provides various consulting and operational services directly related to crisis management including, corporate losses, major aviation losses, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or war.
The agreement between the two bodies will facilitate the joint implementation and delivery of higher education studies relevant to crisis management, joint research in crisis management disciplines, and hosting of symposiums, forums and workshops. In addition, Kenyon will provide specialised crisis management training programs at GCAS, which will include foundation courses, development and deployment of response teams, humanitarian assistance, managing a station response, and airline accident investigation '&' risk management.
Dr. Othman Khoury, Deputy General Manager of GCAS, explained: "With Middle Eastern airports seeing thousands of people moving through each day, staff must be highly aware of the risks and potential crisis that may strike. These new courses at GCAS, in partnerships with experts Kenyon, will help aviation professionals from across the region understand how to proactively manage a crisis within different scenarios." GCAS is the exclusive training provider for JAATO in the Gulf and Middle East region, and is the tenth certified training center to provide ACI courses and is the first TRAINAIR PLUS certified training center by ICAO worldwide, which has attracted the attention of many aviation organizations from across the GCC. As the premier aviation and airport training centre in the Middle East, it continues to promote international best practice in safety and security, and all other areas of airport operations.