AviaEd to Again Conduct ACI Safety Management Systems Course

April 20, 2009 – Tucson, AZ –  Instructors from AviaEd will be instructing the upcoming safety management systems course on behalf Airports Council International (ACI), a trade association headquartered in Geneva, for airport employees in South Africa at the end of this month.  About 20 employees from Airports Company South Africa are expected to participate in the week-long class.  The Safety Management Systems course follows the ICAO guidance and prepares airport employees to understand more about safety issues in their airport operations.

The class is part of ACI Global Training Hub certificate course program.  GTH offers a variety of training courses and opportunities for professional development to airport staff worldwide.  AviaEd continues to provide instructors and develop courseware for ACI programs, which are taught in English to ACI member airport personnel.  Scott Simpson, AviaEd Director of Safety, leads the instruction team and is assisted by Dennis Haworth, AviaEd Associate Facilitator.

These seasoned safety professionals will use several case studies, workshop based discussions and facility tours of the Tambo International Airport to illustrate issues affecting safe operations.   AviaEd provides ACI with instructors who are adept at bringing their professional experience to the courses.

AviaEd and ACI are delighted to continue their work together in the developing and delivering of training programs that provide important knowledge for all aviation employees.  “The ability to p rovide students with job specific training which opens their view to worldwide standards is an exciting part of our participation in this program,” states Lorena de Rodriguez, President of AviaEd.

ACI GTH Director, Victor de Barrena, states, “This year will prove to be very challenging within our industry. However, we continue to engage and partner with our membership to meet global safety and security standards.”  Airports Council International is the association of the world’s airports. It is a non-profit organization, whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports and to promote professional excellence in airport management and operations. By fostering cooperation amongst airports, world aviation organizations and business partners, ACI defends airports views and strengthens their ability to shape the future of the industry worldwide.  Its membership is provided with numerous training opportunities, a customer service-benchmarking program, detailed industry statistical analysis and practical publications.  For more information visit www.ACI.aero or email ACI@aci.aero.

AviaEd, a World Business Partner silver level member of ACI, is a women-owned small business based in Arizona that provides training services focusing on regulatory compliance issues of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Programs meet the recurring training needs of employees at commercial, corporate and charter airlines, cargo handlers, ground support operators, and airport operators in security and safety.  For more information on AviaEd programs visit www.AviaEd.NET or email contact Info@AviaEd.NET.