Emirates Group Security and ICAO sign MoU

Emirates Group Security has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which will see both organisations work closely on capacity building for the industry by providing ICAO-recognised Diploma programmes provided by EGS and Edith Cowan University (ECU).

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The Ground Handling Diploma programme is the first initiative ICAO and EMIRATES are collaborating on. Aviation professionals who complete the industry-based Ground Handling Diploma programme jointly provided by Emirates Group Security and ECU will receive a Certificate of succession completion bearing both EMIRATES and ICAO emblems.


The MoU was signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group and Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization, at the AVSEC Global Symposium 2021 Opening Ceremony.


Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive Emirates Airline & Group said: "Emirates Group Security is committed to providing educational programmes that meet the highest international standards. The new partnership between ICAO and Emirates Group Security will provide a platform for Diploma programmes to be benchmarked against internationally recognised frameworks, helping strengthen capabilities within the UAE's aviation industry."


Juan Carlos Salazar, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization said: "As aviation continues on its course to global recovery, it is through education that we can assure a skilled and sustainable aviation workforce capable of adapting to and meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving industry. This novel agreement between ICAO Global Aviation Training and Emirates is an excellent example of the innovative approaches to capacity building that ICAO is exploring and implementing in partnership with operators."


Dr Abdullah Al Hashimi, divisional senior vice president of Emirates Group Security said: "The partnership with ICAO provides significant added value to ground handling professionals in the industry who not only gain from having a first-class education from the Diploma Programme but also have the extra incentive of being recognised by ICAO."