The Oman Air Training Centre has been awarded a much-coveted place in IATA's Middle East 2011 Top Ten Authorized Training Centre listing.
IATA, the International Air Transport Association, bestowed the top-ten placing in "recognition of an outstanding contribution by the ATC (Authorized Training Centre) in developing human capital for tomorrow's air transport industry."
The Oman Air Training Centre delivers training to the airline's staff and members of the public, with the aim of continuously enhancing standards of quality and safety in all areas of civil aviation. The centre runs a range of courses for which accreditation has been granted by the Oman Civil Aviation Authority, IATA, Swiss Air and Lufthansa.
Abdulaziz Alraisi, Oman Air's Chief Officer Management Affairs said:
"We are delighted that Oman Air has been recognised by IATA in this way, which confirms the high standards of our training and staff development. We look forward to consolidating our role as a global leader in aviation training and to promoting business excellence, not just within Oman but in the entire region."
Saleh Al Zadjaly, Senior Manager, Training and Development at Oman Air, added:
"IATA accreditation was a major milestone for us and IATA's subsequent recognition of the quality of our training is a credit to all our trainers and to all employees who have used what they learned to deliver a superb passenger experience.
As Oman Air has evolved from a regional airline to an international luxury carrier, we have invested significantly to ensure that the Oman Air Training Centre delivers the highest possible quality and meets our strategic aims, as well as those of our commercial clients and individual trainees."
In conclusion he said:
"We believe that team spirit is the key element to Oman Air's success. Our commitment is to continue achieving all-round and far-reaching development in all the aspects of the aviation, tourism and hospitality industries. We work in close coordination and partnership with the national directives of the country set by our benevolent ruler and through the Ministry of Manpower and various other government bodies. We hope that their trust in Oman Air is well founded and surpasses all expectations.
"In addition, we thank the IATA team which has motivated us by recognising our standards and services which have contributed to the overall development of the region, demonstrated by the fact that our trainees are now seen in commanding positions all over the Middle East."