Yangon International Airport Personnel Complete Airports Council International’s Global Safety Network Diploma Programme
- 11 Oct 2019
Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (“YACL”), operator of Yangon International Airport (“YIA”), is pleased to announce the completion of the full Airports Council International’s Global Safety Network (“GSN”) Diploma Programme (the “Programme”) today.
The Programme consists of six courses, namely: GSN 1 – Safety Management System, GSN 2 – Airside Safety and Operations, GSN 3 – Emergency Planning and Crisis Management, GSN 4 – Working with Annex 14, GSN 5 – Advanced Safety Management Systems and GSN 6 – Aerodrome Auditing and Compliance. Each course lasts five days and uses theoretical and practical learning techniques for an immersive learning experience provided by ACI’s selected international trainers and experts.
YACL commissioned the Programme to be conducted at Yangon International Airport to maximise the benefits of the application of knowledge gained during the Programme on site.
A total of 85 participants from YACL’s Safety, E&M and Operations departments, as well as aviation partners including Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport – operated by YACL’s sister company Pioneer Aerodrome Services attended and satisfactorily completed at least one of the six modules which commenced in October 2018. YACL had prioritized its personnels attending the individual module based on the work scope and responsibilities. Participants that completed GSN 1-3 satisfactorily graduate with Silver Diploma. The satisfactory completion of the whole Programme GSN 1-6 entitles the participant to graduate with Gold Diploma. The completion of the modules to obtain the diplomas must be within 3 years of commencement of first module.
YACL congratulates all participants of the Programme for successfully completing the module(s). YACL is especially proud that 8 participants will be graduating with Gold Diploma and another 5 participants awarded the Silver Diploma. A special convocation will be held at Yangon International Airport in December 2019 for the graduation and presentation of diplomas by ACI’s representatives.
The completion of the Programme gives YACL’s Safety managers, Operations and Engineering & Maintenance personnel the knowledge needed to implement and improve the safety procedures at the airport, which will significantly enhance its overall operational safety and efficiency.
Mr. Pedro Cavem, Operations & Safety Director at YACL, said: “Our colleagues are our real assets. The GSN Programme is part of YACL’s capacity building programme for continuous improvement, both for the airport operation and individual development. The completion of the Programme by our airside engineering and operations personnel is projected to boost operational safety awareness and procedures at YIA. We look forward to improving our safety management for the airport in a joint effort from all airport stakeholders, as we seek to set the bar in aerodrome safety in the region.”
Mr. Chris Walsh, ACI Instructor, said: “It is heartening to see the initiatives of YACL to develop Yangon International Airport through its planning for human resources development. It is a huge commitment both in investment and management. This is probably the first airport in Asia to commission a whole diploma programme to the provided on site. The active involvement in discussion and exercises during training by the participants augurs well for Yangon International Airport and even the aviation industry in Myanmar on a wider note. Congratulations to all the participants”.