Kenya Airways is world's first to attain 3 IATA certificates

By Freddie Pierce
Kenya Airways(KQ) Pride Centre has become the first centre in the world to have attained all three IATA certifications, following the presentation of a...

Kenya Airways (KQ) Pride Centre has become the first centre in the world to have attained all three IATA certifications, following the presentation of a new certification by which designates the centre as an IATA Accredited Training School.

The new certification allows KQ Pride Centre to deliver endorsed training programmes in the field of Dangerous Goods Regulations to shippers, freight forwarders, airlines and governments.

In 2011, the institution was certified by IATA as an Approved Training Centre to offer IATA Training Programmes in the fields of aviation, travel and tourism, cargo and dangerous goods regulations. The centre also holds the Regional Training Partners certification that allows it to offer a selection of IATA classroom courses and diploma programmes delivered by IATA instructors with IATA course material, allowing participants to enjoy a similar learning experience to that of any IATA Training Centre in the world.

This is the third certification that KQ Pride Centre has received from IATA, making it the only centre globally to have attained all three IATA certifications. Kenya Airways Group managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said:

“The conferment of the certification was an important recognition of the centre’s overall ability to provide quality training that meets strict criteria as set out by IATA, leading industry experts and member airlines. This is a huge endorsement of our efforts to deliver quality training that meets international aviation standards and recognition of KQ Pride Centre as a global training facility of excellence. We welcome individuals, organisations, airlines and governments to take advantage of our expertise to build their own competencies.”

Congratulating KQ Pride Centre, the Head of Global Partnership and Learning Innovation at IATA, Ismail Albaidhani, said: “We are very proud that Kenya Airways is IATA’s first and only global training partner to embark on all three partnership programmes with IATA [Approved Training Centre (ATC), Regional Training Partners (RTP) and now Accredited Training School (ATS)]. This truly is an indicator of KQ’s commitment to developing the people of our industry in all the related segments and it gives us true pleasure to work with you closely on the three partnership programmes.”

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