airBaltic Training has been approved by International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the only IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) Regional Training Center in the European Union.
“airBaltic Training has been approved as the EU’s only IATA Regional Training Center. We can now offer a conveniently located facility providing IATA Training Courses to customers in Central, Eastern and Northern Europe,” said Bertolt Flick, President and CEO of airBaltic.
“IATA is a worldwide leader in providing aviation training, and we are delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with airBaltic, which substantially increases our range of services to European clients,” said Guido Gianasso, Senior Vice President at IATA.
The mission of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry, and its members comprise some 230 airlines in more than 150 countries worldwide. For the last sixty years, IATA has developed the standards that have made aviation one of the most dynamic and vital industries in the world today.
In order to uphold and continuously improve these standards, IATA has established a network of Regional Training Centers to help train the thousands of aviation employees who sustain the global industry. The approval of Riga-based airBaltic Training as the IATA Regional Training Center followed a lengthy audit process of the facilities, training organization, and business plan for future development, in order to make sure IATA’s high standards are met. The focus area for this IATA Regional Training Center is not only the Baltic states, but also Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia. airBaltic Training will guarantee classrooms and training facilities, transportation, hotel accommodations, and visa services for both instructors and students.