First training centre for aviation security in Central Asia certified in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 6 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
The official certification for the first Aviation Safety Centre of the Aviation Academy in Central Asia was held in Almaty, the Kazakh Ministry of Transport and Communications said on Wednesday.
Regional Director of ICAO European and North Atlantic Office Luis Fonseca de Almeida, regional expert for aviation security Cornelia Ludorf and Kazakh Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications Azat Bekturov, as well as heads of the airlines' aviation security services attended the event.
"The opening of the centre is of great importance for the development of a national training programme in the field of aviation security," Bekturov added. "Besides Kazakh specialists, representatives of aviation security services of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries may be trained here."
The Civil Aviation Academy at Almaty was approved by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as a training centre for aviation security. This is the third such in the former Soviet Union after Kiev and Moscow which will train specialists in the field of aviation security.
The establishment of a training centre is aimed at the implementation of the ICAO 'ISD-Security' programme, as well as improving the safety of air transportation in the territory of Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. The Kazakh and ICAO certified instructors were invited to the training centre as to teach the courses.