Assessments of Training Organizations
Per the ICAO Civil Aviation Training Policy, the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP) recognizes training organizations through an assessment process. Upon application to the Programme, training organizations shall consequently be assessed by ICAO based on specific requirements of TPP (ICAO Annex 1, and
Doc. 9841/9941). Only training organizations compliant with such requirements shall be recognized as TPP Members.
TPP assessments provide a clear and independent view of a training organization’s operations, and highlight critical areas requiring improvements.
Number of Assessments
TRAINAIR PLUS Membership
ICAO recognizes aviation training centres through TPP. The Programme is a global cooperative network of training centres and international institutions with the goal of improving the safety and efficiency of air transport through the establishment, maintenance and monitoring of high standards for training and competency of aviation personnel on a worldwide basis and in a cost-effective manner.
Training Competency Development
The ICAO Civil Aviation Training Policy emphasizes that competency-based training is the approach the Organization recommends for training aviation professionals. ICAO aviation training is standardized, based on the analysis of competencies, job-oriented and material-dependent.
The GAT Office continues to support training competency development among TPP Members. The following courses are developed by ICAO and/or TPP Members in collaboration with ICAO.
ICAO Training Packages (ITPs)
The CORSIA Verification Course ITP was developed in 2019. Additionally, the following ITPs were developed by Regional Training Centres of Excellence (RTCEs) in collaboration with ICAO:
Standardized Training Packages (STPs)
27 new Standardized Training Packages (STPs) have been developed by TPP Members.
Partnership Training Packages (PTPs)
Three Partnership Training Packages (PTPs) have been developed by TPP Corporate Partners:
Training Programme Implementation
41 ICAO-recognized training packages were developed or updated in the ICAO training portfolio.
In 2019 6 450 trainees participated in ICAO online and classroom sessions delivered under the TPP framework.
Furthermore, sixty training sessions were delivered at ICAO HQ and Regional Offices for 1 000 trainees.
Post-Training Evaluation (PTE)
A post-training evaluation report to measure the effectiveness of ten ITPs and their impact on the subsequent performance of the trainees was implemented in 2018/2019. Data were collected from 42.34%, who attended 135 course deliveries during 2019. The analysis showed an 84% course effectiveness.
ICAO New Learning Management System (LMS)
A new LMS has been implemented to increase the GAT capacity for the development and delivery of all ICAO online courses.
In 2019, seven new partners joined the TPP to develop and deliver training activities:
China Training Project
Under the umbrella of ICAO’s resource mobilization activities, the Government of the People’s Republic of China provided a grant of USD 2 million to develop and deliver the Civil Aviation Authority Senior and Middle Managers Training Course (CAA SMMTC) entitled Managing Compliance with ICAO SARPs. Since the project launch, 865 trainees from 124 States have benefited from this training.
Integration of GAT within the Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB)
Further to the request of the ICAO Council, the former GAT Office, now the GAT Section, was integrated within the Technical Cooperation Bureau in late 2019. The GAT Section’s main mandate remains unchanged: training assessments, training design and development, training partnerships and training operations. Synergies with TCB will generate further efficiencies, as new training activities will be included in TCB projects.