SAA chaired TPSC and received award at the ICAO 5th Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium, Doha

12 December 2018


SAA chaired the 8th TRAINAIR PLUS Steering Committee (TPSC) Meeting on 9 Dec 2018, as well as attended the ICAO 5th Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium in Doha, hosted by the Qatar Aeronautical College from 10 to 12 Dec 2018.

The ICAO’s TRAINPLUS Programme was started in 2010 to promote training collaboration for the purpose of providing safe, secure and sustainable development of global air transport. The TPSC comprises 14 TRAINAIR PLUS Programme members, and it was set up to assist and advise ICAO’s Global Aviation Training Office (GAT) on the strategic planning of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. This annual meeting seeks to inform TPSC the status of the Programme, and allows TPSC and GAT to discuss the workplan and budget for the upcoming year. During the 2018 Meeting, the SAA team also organised and facilitated two TPSC workshops to propose initiatives for improvement to the Programme.

SAA team leading the TRAINAIR PLUS Steering Committee members in the workshop discussion

Director of SAA, Dr. Michael Lim, chairing the TRAINAIR PLUS Steering Committee Meeting

Themed “Building Aviation Training Intelligence”, the ICAO 5th Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium was opened by ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu . With a record turnout of over 800 participants, the event provided a forum where ICAO Member States and training organisations gathered to forge new partnership opportunities in aviation training and at the same time. At the event, SAA received an award from Dr. Fang Liu for the “Highest Number of Delivered ICAO Training Packages by a Regional Training Centre of Excellence” for the year 2017. This is the second consecutive year that SAA has won this award.

Dr. Michael Lim receiving the award on behalf of SAA, from ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang LiuAward received for delivering the highest number of ICAO Training Packages

The three-day event featured six panel sessions and two workshops. Dr. Michael Lim was invited as one of the speakers for Panel Session 4: “From Knowledge to Intelligence: The Role of Universities and Industry”. Dr. Michael Lim shared how SAA collaborated with local and overseas universities to offer graduate programmes and professional diplomas, while and also infusing the non-degree, non-diploma programmes with academic and theoretical rigour. SAA’s Deputy Director (Training), Mr. Jason Wong was a moderator for Workshop 2: “Are you aligning your training centre’s portfolio with your State’s civil aviation master plan?” He facilitated the round table discussion for the Asia-Pacific participants and presented how training organisations are evolving to meet their State’s’ training needs, in line with the variouis State’s’ civil aviation master plan and human resource planning.

Dr. Michael Lim speaking in Panel Session 4: “From Knowledge to Intelligence: The Role of Universities and Industry”

Mr. Jason Wong presenting the outcomes of discussion for Workshop 2: “Are you aligning your training centre’s portfolio with your State’s civil aviation master plan?”