Emirates Group Security signed an MoU with Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) 14 June 2014

Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that its training facility Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) signed an MoU with Emirates Group Security - Centre of Aviation and Security Studies (CASS) to provide a number of joint Aviation Security training programmes.

The MoU outlines both parties’ commitment to provide niche training and development in the field of Aviation Security in direct response to the industry’s demands. The courses will train aviation security personnel to plan, co-ordinate and implement the application of a broad range of airport security measures in accordance with national and international legislation.

Commenting on the occasion, Aws Al Khanjari, General Manager of GCAS said: “The UAE’s aviation sector is growing rapidly, mainly due to the steady increase in air traffic and cargo movements. Further growth is expected as a result of major aviation-related infrastructure development projects in the UAE. As such, special focus has been placed on further strengthening aviation security in the region. This MoU shows our commitment to the training and development of airport personnel across the UAE and to maintaining our high level of AVSEC standards.”

“The GCAS-CASS specialized aviation security training programs will equip staff with the necessary knowledge, skills and instincts required to successfully implement and manage aviation security measures. We would like to thank Emirates Group Security CASS for their commitment to this partnership and we are excited to work together in line with our commitment to lead the development of the aviation industry in the UAE and the region by producing highly qualified aviation professionals,” he added.

Additionally, Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group Security added: “Signing this MoU aligns with our philosophy that security is everybody’s business. Through training and education we are striving to continuously enhance the security of our industry. To satisfy current and future demand our training teams are working with their colleagues in GCAS to provide high quality programmes, tailored to meet our customers’ needs and to be fully compliant with national and international regulations”.

In the photo (L to R) Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi - Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group Security and Aws al Khanjari - General Manager of Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS)