You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.
Turn on more accessible mode
Turn off more accessible mode
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Access the footer
Turn off Animations
Turn on Animations
Conflict Zone Updates
Technical Cooperation Bureau
Who we are
TCB at a glance
What we do
The TCB Advantage
ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers (IPAV)
Assad Kotaite Fund
The ICAO Training Programme
The safety, security, regularity and efficiency of air transport are based on the skills, knowledge and attitude of all personnel involved in the administration and maintenance of the air navigation infrastructure. Effective training is a fundamental and integral requirement for the proper development of any civil aviation infrastructure and for adapting it to new technologies and procedures.
The ICAO Training Programme covers all fields of aeronautical activity from the basic training for use of equipment and systems procured through technical cooperation projects to graduate courses for senior managers in aeronautical engineering and airport management.
A significant component of technical cooperation projects is the training and upgrading of human resources capabilities through the development of activities in the following areas:
training needs analysis
development and delivery of courses and training programmes in all air transport, air navigation and airport activities
development and delivery of managerial training programmes
organization of technical on-the-job training programmes
specialised training programmes with support of information technologies, simulators, distance learning, virtual training systems, etc.
development and delivery of training and human resource strategic plans
training offered by suppliers of equipment
These newly trained individuals are absorbed by civil aviation administrations, which in turn greatly benefit from the sharing of knowledge and from the expertise delivered by a workforce of qualified aviation personnel.
Training through ICAO’s Fellowships Programme
It is recognised that the development of local expertise is a cornerstone for the sustained expansion of a safe and secure civil aviation industry. To this end, the ICAO fellowships programme facilitates global cooperation among ICAO contracting states, organizations and institutions to develop, provide, and offer training programmes and activities. Under this programme, donor states partner with training institutions to provide funded fellowships to candidates from developing ICAO Contracting States.
Typically, a training programme is implemented within the framework of an ICAO TCB project or a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the host government and ICAO. While the types of training delivered by these programmes are often tailored to address regional needs, this does not preclude attendance by candidates from out-of-region. Host governments may choose to fully or partially support expenses such as training fees, instructor fees, accommodation fees, living expenses and airfares.
The breadth of training available is extensive and continues to evolve and adapt to aviation needs. Recent programmes have delivered training in the fields of:
accident investigation and prevention
aircraft maintenance and airworthiness
inspector training (personnel licensing, flight operations and airworthiness)
safety management systems
flight simulator training
in the fields of Civil Aviation Management
Air Traffic Control, Search and Rescue
Civil Aviation Administration and Legislation
Airport Engineering and Maintenance
Individuals awarded ICAO Fellowships must be officially nominated by their Government for training that will be of primary benefit to the development of the Government’s civil aviation. These individuals must have the personal, linguistic and technical qualifications required to undertake the training with possibility of success and be retained in the government’s civil aviation services for a suitable period of years following the fellowship programme.
The TCB Fellowships Unit, in close liaison with Field Operations, is responsible for administering the ICAO fellowships programme and can provide support in these areas:
Negotiations with training institutions in connection with arrangement of training and settlement of invoices
Issuance of fellowship awards
Arrangements of air tickets and payment of living allowances
Monitoring of fellowship progress & termination reports
Administration of fellowships group insurance policy
Fellowships statistical reports
The Unit produces statistical reports on a regular basis. For the past 5 years, reports show an average of 700 fellowships awarded per year.
Share this page