Programme Description

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ICAO's TRAINAIR PLUS Programme  promotes  training collaboration  for  the purpose of providing safe, secure, and sustainable development of global air transport. More in the TRAINAIR Operational Manual (TPOM)

 

BACKGROUND

 

Launched in 2010, the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme:

 

  • benefits from more than 25 years of experience and expertise from its predecessor programme, the TRAINAIR Programme,  in the fields of training development and sharing, capacity building, as well as instructional delivery;

  • provides valuable ICAO support to its Member States and the aviation industry  through  the implementation of high-quality standards in civil aviation training and capacity-building; and

  • assists in implementing sustainable human resources development strategies, consistent with ICAO Assembly Resolution A38-12, Appendix D, Qualified and Competent Aviation Personnel.

WHAT IS TRAINAIR PLUS?

TRAINAIR PLUS is  a  cooperative network of training organizations and industry partners working together to develop and deliver ICAO-harmonized training packages.  These packages include:

 

STP  Standardized Training Package

ITP  ICAO Training Package

CTP Compliant Training Package

PTP  Partner Training Package

 

WHY TRAINAIR PLUS?

The mission of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme is to:

 

  • improve safety and efficiency of air transport; and
  • establish, maintain, and monitor high standards of training and competency of aviation personnel on a worldwide basis and in a cost-effective  manner.

WHO CAN JOIN THE TRAINAIR PLUS PROGRAMME?

The list of potential candidates includes but is not limited  to:

 

  • training arms of civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports,  and maintenance organizations;

  • private training organizations recognized by the State where they are located; and

  • training centres involved in any specialized aviation-related safety training.

 

 

HOW DOES TRAINAIR PLUS ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION?

The TRAINAIR PLUS Programme uses two tools:

 

•  a methodology to develop standardized courses in civil aviation disciplines; and

•  a sharing system of training packages.

 

 

TRAINAIR PLUS TODAY:

 

  • Organizations in close to 70 Members States are working  together  to develop, deliver, and share competency-based training packages;

  • TRAINAIR PLUS Members  are recognized  as the most  compliant  with  ICAO provisions  in addressing training development and delivery;

  • TRAINAIR PLUS is driven by a self-sustaining mechanism and reward system for active members that develop training packages used by other TRAINAIR PLUS Members; and

  • TRAINAIR PLUS Members have access to the TRAINAIR PLUS Electronic Management System (TPeMS), an effective and continuously available web-based suite of applications.

Membership Categories

            

View the Membership Listing Benefits Matrix and Course Implementation by Membership Matrix

 

The TRAINAIR PLUS Programme  is open to all training organizations and operators, provided they are recognized or approved by their respective governments.

 

The network consists of the following four categories of membership:

 

1) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

 

Associate Members are training organizations that successfully pass an on-site assessment. To become a TRAINAIR PLUS Associate Member, new applicants must successfully pass a TRAINAIR PLUS on-site assessment, conducted by an ICAO-qualified Assessor, to determine  compliance of the applicant with the criteria  set forth in the TRAINAIR PLUS Assessment Guidelines (TPAG) and the TRAINAIR PLUS Protocol Questionnaire, based on Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing to the Chicago Convention and the ICAO Manual on the Approval of Training Organizations (Doc 9841).

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 ICAO's TRAINAIR PLUS Brochure

THE BENEFITS OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:

 

  • join an internationally recognized cooperative network of training centres;
  • receive recognition by ICAO as a training organization that has implemented  a robust quality management system;
  • obtain technical support from ICAO to standardize training based on a globally recognized course development methodology;
  • access and deliver Standardized Training Packages (STPs) developed by Members;
  • host TRAINAIR PLUS courses;
  • gain continuous access to the TRAINAIR PLUS Electronic Management System (TPeMS); and
  • obtain support to build training capacity through technical expertise, resources, and quality oversight.

 View the Membership Listing Benefits Matrix

 

2) FULL MEMBERSHIP

 

Full  Members  are TRAINAIR PLUS Members  that  develop Standardized Training Packages (STPs). Training centres that wish to improve and consolidate competency-based training within their organizations are required to develop an STP, including the provision of On-the-Job Training for their course developers by an ICAO-qualified Validator. Once the STP is validated by ICAO, the applicant will be granted TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member status.

 

THE BENEFITS OF FULL MEMBERSHIP:

 

In addition to the Associate Membership benefits, Full Members will:

 

•  obtain technical assistance to develop STPs;

•  produce certificates  through the TPeMS;

•  generate revenues through the selling of STPs to other TRAINAIR PLUS Members; and

•  submit a training package to be recognized as a Compliant Training Package (CTPs).

  View the Membership Listing Benefits Matrix

 

3) REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (RTCE) MEMBERSHIP

 

Regional Training Centres of Excellence (RTCEs) are regional TRAINAIR PLUS-leading Full Members that can develop ICAO courses using ICAO provisions (Annexes and guidance material). This membership category offers additional partnership with ICAO for the development of ICAO Training Packages (ITPs). RTCEs will be assessed by the ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) Office, according to according to a set of high-level criteria and the Framework for RTCE Status Recognition and Maintenance (En  Fr  Sp  Ru  Ar  Ch). Training organizations that comply with these requirements and others, such as regional distribution, will be recognized as ICAO RTCEs.

THE BENEFITS OF RTCE MEMBERSHIP:


In addition to the Associate and Full Membership benefits, RTCEs will:

• obtain recognition from ICAO as a regional training leader;

• develop and deliver ICAO Training Packages (ITPs) in the following authorized areas:

- Aerodromes (Annex 14);
- Air Navigation Services (Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 and 15);
- Air Transport;
- Environment (Annex 16);
- Flight Safety and Safety Management (Annexes 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 18 and 19);
- Security and Facilitation (Annexes 9 and 17); and
  View the Membership Listing Benefits Matrix

4) CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

 

Corporate  Membership   is  awarded  to  aviation  institutions  and  industry  organizations that  wish  to participate  in the  various  TRAINAIR PLUS Programme  activities  and have access to Members of the network. As a Corporate Member, a company can contribute to the Programme by making relevant knowledge, resources, or tools available on a bilateral  basis or for the network, such as subject matter expertise and/or by developing training packages.

 

To download the ICAO Training Corporate Partnership flyer, please click here.

 

THE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP:

 

•  gain continuous access to the TRAINAIR PLUS Electronic Management System (TPeMS);

•  host TRAINAIR PLUS courses;

•  produce certificates  through the TPeMS;

•  obtain a listing in the ICAO Aviation Training Directory (ATD);

•  develop Compliant Training Packages (CTPs);

•  develop Partnership  Training Packages (PTPs);

•  obtain the opportunity for its training arm to develop CTPs; and

•  obtain a posting of the Corporate Member's website link on the TRAINAIR PLUS website.

   View the Membership Listing Benefits Matrix

 

 

 
 
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