Implementation Support — Technical Cooperation and Assistance — Civil Aviation Training

Civil Aviation Training


A total of 725 fellowships were awarded under technical cooperation projects (for a combined duration of 357 work-months) of which 553 (76.3%) were awarded to male participants and 172 (23.7%) to female participants, as described below:


  • 244 fellowships were awarded to 187 male and 57 female participants under country and regional technical cooperation projects funded by recipient governments or donors;

  • 481 fellowships were awarded to 366 male and 115 female participants under Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) signed by ICAO with the Republic of Korea, Qatar and Singapore for the provision of training to be funded by these countries and administered by ICAO. Of these:


  • 5 fellowships were awarded to five male participants for training undertaken at the Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) in air traffic control (ATC), aircraft maintenance and pilot training;

  • 232 fellowships were awarded to 178 male and 54 female participants for training undertaken at the Civil Aviation Training Centre of Korea Airports Corporation (KCATC) and the Incheon Airport Aviation Academy (IAAA). Related subject matters included airport greenhouse gas management, airport customer service quality management, doppler very high frequency omni-range (DVOR) maintenance, aerodrome inspection, aerodrome communications, navigation and surveillance (CNS) engineering, aviation demand forecasting and airport capacity calculation, instrument landing systems (ILS) maintenance, aviation security (AVSEC) and safety, airport pavement evaluation, airport construction and operation, safety oversight management, practical preparation for the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP-CMA), airport passenger boarding bridge operations, aviation policy for executives and radar approach control; and

  • 244 fellowships were awarded to 183 male and 61 female participants for training undertaken at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). Courses and workshops on the following subject matters were provided: operational hazard identification, Strategic Airport Management Programme, Aviation Leaders Programme in Public Policy, Airport Commercial Development Programme, Scholarship for Diploma in Civil Aviation Management, safety oversight inspectors (air navigation services), crisis management in aviation security, safety oversight managers, Civil Aviation Management Programme, Aviation Security Management Programme, aviation weather risk management, emergency management, safety oversight of aviation meteorological services, future airports: transforming mindsets of regulators and airport operators for tomorrow, aerodrome certification, safety management systems implementation, ICAO training package (personnel licensing system), future airports (technology and digital agility for regulators and airport operators), State Safety Programme Implementation, air traffic management safety investigation and analysis, ICAO government safety inspectors, airworthiness, air operators, and approved maintenance organization certification, procedures and design process for PBN airspace, international air law (application and practice), air disasters crisis planning and business continuity; and airport emergency service command leadership.


ICAO experts recruited through technical cooperation projects provided in country training in various fields for a total of 4 804 civil aviation administration personnel out of which 3 881 (80.8%) were male and 923 (19.2%) were female.


Recipient States also continued to include substantial training for their nationals as part of the procurement component of their ICAO technical cooperation projects. In addition, 715 national staff benefited from training in new technologies and in the operation of equipment purchased through ICAO technical cooperation projects.


The training of management, technical and operational personnel was particularly important in terms of improving State oversight capabilities. According to information provided by Member States, personnel trained through the Technical Cooperation Programme (i.e. aviation safety and security personnel, including inspectors) are progressively absorbed by civil aviation administrations, which greatly benefit from the training and retention of a qualified workforce.



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