Oman Airports signs agreement with Incheon Airport Aviation Academy

Oman Airports signs training, development agreement with Incheon Int’l Airport

Muscat: Oman Airports Company, represented by the Training and Development Center, signed a cooperation agreement with the Incheon International Airport Academy in the Republic of South Korea, in the field of training, development, knowledge exchange and practical training in the fields of airport management and air transport science.

The agreement was signed on behalf of “Oman Airports” by Abdullah bin Saleh Al Yafei, Executive Vice President of Institutional Support, and on the Korean side, Executive Director and Dean of Incheon International Airport Academy, Young Kyu.

After signing this agreement, Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Yafei said: The signing of this agreement comes in the context of the continuous cooperation between the “Oman Airports” training center and the Incheon International Airport Academy in South Korea, with the aim of organizing joint training programs for airport workers of the two countries, and seeking the necessity of coordinating their efforts to improve cooperation. Scientific and practical, and developing programs to enhance cooperation and integration between the two centers.

For his part, Hammoud bin Salem Al Hajri, Senior Director of Training and Development, said: This agreement will facilitate the organization of on-the-job training programs for “Oman Airports” employees at Incheon International Airport, one of the best international airports, to learn about best practices and methods of managing airport operations. Al-Hajri confirmed that, in return, “Oman Airports” will host Korean expertise working at Incheon International Airport to join on-the-job training programs at Muscat International Airport, which will achieve knowledge and cultural exchange between airports in the Sultanate of Oman and South Korea.

It is worth noting that the Oman Airports Training Center recently obtained official accreditation for the establishment of the Oman Airports Institute for vocational and private administrative training by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, and the Civil Aviation Authority. The accreditation of the Oman Airports Institute came after it met the conditions of institutional accreditation and its local accredited standards, similar to the institute’s obtaining recognition by the local Civil Aviation Authority, as well as obtaining a number of international accreditations, as the institute recently obtained international accreditation from the American Heart Association to become an internationally accredited training institute And independently to train and deliver basic life support skills courses according to the American Heart Association systems, in addition to many related academic accreditations.

The Incheon International Airport Academy was established in 2008 and the academy center is considered as an accredited training center by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It was also accredited as a training center by the Airports Council International (ACI) in 2011. The academy offers a variety of programs in the aviation sector. Which covers the practical side, field visits, and the theoretical side through classroom programs at the center.

Oman Airports achieved rapid success and significant jumps in the number of passengers and air traffic in the years that followed the transfer of operations to its new passenger building, which was built according to the highest international standards, compared to the number of passengers and air traffic in the years preceding its opening in 2018. The number of passengers at Oman airports approached 20 million passengers at the end of 2019, according to a plan developed by the “Oman Airports Company.”

Muscat International Airport can accommodate more than 56 million passengers to accommodate future travel to and from the Sultanate of Oman in light of the government’s plans to attract more than 10 million tourists and visitors by 2040, as part of a series of procedures and facilities provided by the Sultanate of Oman by granting nationals of 103 countries “entry facilities.” without a visa or upon arrival at the airport, in addition to incentive measures to support investment and tourism in the Sultanate of Oman, which is hoped to have a significant positive impact on the growth of traffic through Omani airports in the coming period.

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