Oman Airports Team Achieves Global Airport Management Professional Accreditation
- 02 Feb 2021
As a testament to the operational strategy adopted by Oman Airports in human resources development and engaging employees in international training programs, six employees of the Oman Airports team obtained the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airports Council International (ACI). This achievement reaffirms the company's commitment to improving the performance of its employees, increasing operational efficiency in airport operations and management, as well as enhancing the company's strategy in investing in human capital and enhancing the overall aviation sector in the Sultanate.
On this occasion, Abdullah bin Saleh Al Yafai, Vice President Support Services unit at Oman Airports lauded the efforts of the six employees on their accomplishment, which rather highlights their dedication and for providing solutions related to airport management, noting that this program is one of the most prominent training programs that contribute towards upskilling employees in several administrative, financial, and operational positions.
“Oman Airports is constantly looking to upskill its employees in order to keep pace with the latest developments in airport management so that they are well-poised to become future leaders in operating and managing airports in the Sultanate.” He further pointed out that the company is continuously striving to support its employees to boost their morale and improve their skills which is critical to building a generation of leaders in airport management.
For his part, Hamood bin Salim Al Hajri, Senior Manager Learning and Development at Oman Airports, said: “We are proud of the six of our company's employees passing the global training program, the world’s leading provider of airport management and operations education for those willing to keep current on policies, standards, and processes in airport managements while meeting the growing challenges in the aviation sector and learning about the experiences of global leaders through lectures, courses, and workshops provided by the training program.”
Al Hajri further noted that the program introduces trainees to six-month courses and workshops and comprises a set of programs in executive management and airport management and operation. Trainees must pass a series of training stages in the program, which introduces them to leadership, management, and financial skills, thus qualifying them to become competent in the field of airport management.
Obtaining the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program is a global standard for excellence in airport management. Participants in this program are made familiar with the best practices employed by leading airports across the world and the challenges faced by decision-makers in various areas of the aviation sector, as well as promoting compliance with global standards and frameworks adopted by the ICAO.
It serves to note that the company’s training strategy is based on providing training and development opportunities for its employees at all levels with the aim of enriching their knowledge and experience, in addition to the importance that the company attaches to improving the performance of its employees as one of the key requirements for success at various levels.
Since its inception in 2012, the Training and Development Center at Oman Airports has aimed to offer a suitable educational environment that helps employees master their knowledge and improve their skills and code of conduct in order to develop their career competencies and enhance their overall performance. The Center continuously seeks to develop the skills of employees through a wide range of different education and training programs that refine their knowledge of job goals and practical tasks.
It is worth mentioning that Oman Airports offers its employees a wide range of training programs across multiple areas, most of which are developed and designed in line with ICAO standards and practices in an effort to support the Sultanate’s aviation sector and meet ICAO’s regulatory, operational and safety requirements.