About the Event

Join us at the ICAO 5th Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium to be held in Doha, Qatar, from 10 to 12 December 2018. Hosted by the Qatar Aeronautical College, the event will provide participants with an international forum to exchange best practices in aviation training and highlight the use of effective tools and opportunities offered by ICAO’s TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP).

The theme of this year’s Symposium will focus on Building Aviation Training Intelligence. This references how, in today’s world of information abundance, data collected through various sources needs to be structured and managed in a coherent and functional way, in order to generate decision-useful information, or ‘intelligence’. In the field of civil aviation training, it is critical to be able to identify the appropriate intelligence that will allow us to provide optimal solutions for both individuals and groups.

The Symposium is open to Members of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP), all industry stakeholders, and academic institutions. It will also provide a forum for TPP Members to discover new programme features and benefits, develop new business opportunities, and promote their training organization and products.


Doha, Qatar


10 – 12 December, 2018

About ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO works with the Convention’s 192 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.

The ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) Office was created on 1 January 2014 to lead human resources development strategies established by Member States and the aviation community to ensure they have access to a sufficient number of qualified and competent personnel to operate, manage, and maintain current and future air transport system at prescribed international standards for all Strategic Objectives. In line with the ICAO Civil Aviation Training Policy, the GAT Office is responsible for the planning, management, and coordination of all ICAO aviation training activities. It comprises three units supporting all training processes: TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP), Training Design and Development (TDD), and Training Assessments and Consultancy (TAC).

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About QAC

Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) provides premier quality international transportation programs that directly supports the social and economic development of Qatar and the world. We aim to prepare the next generation of transportation leaders in Qatar, the region and globally, through the development and overall improvement of the training opportunities using the best and latest training systems.
The college was first nominated as a TRAINAIR PLUS Programme Associate Member in November 2011 and further became a Full Member of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme since December 2013. In September 2017, QAC was recertified as a full member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme and was awarded the membership plaque by Mr. Meshesha Belayneh, Chief of the Global Aviation Training Office, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) during the ICAO Regional Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium 2017 held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Qatar Aeronautical College offers full-time approved courses for Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Meteorologists, Airport Operations Management Personnel’s and Security & Immigration staff. Additionally, we provide short courses in a wide variety of aviation-related disciplines and are also an approved IELTS Training and Testing Center.

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