News about Air Transport System Gateway Courses

On Monday, August 24, 2020 AMPAP launched the first ever virtual classroom course delivery of its “gateway” mandatory course, Air Transport System (ATS).

Conducted more than 100 times in 66 cities across the globe face-to-face/in-class up to February 2020 in Kilimanjaro, this milestone course week is being run by AMPAP veterans, led by Mr. Jean-Marc Trottier, AMBA, AVSEC-PM and joined by Dr. Pierre Coutu, A.A.E., Ed.D., FRAeS, (AMPAP Administrator) and Dr. Ruwantissa (Tissa) Abeyratne, DCL, PhD, FRAeS (Aviation Law and Policy) and to mark this AMPAP milestone Dr. Coutu welcomed ICAO’s Chief, Global Aviation Training, Technical Cooperation Bureau, Diego Martinez and ACI’s Kevin Caron, Director, Capacity Building Programmes to address the cohort while other ICAO, ACI and AMPAP Team representatives also joined in.

From the onset the cohort comprising 18 airport and civil aviation management professionals from 11 countries located on 4 continents has been enthusiastically and fully engaged in the course activities and discussions. Since ACI and ICAO launched the Programme in March 2007, AMPAP has reached airport management practitioners in hundreds of airports worldwide.

This week, the first ever AMPAP ATS Gateway course to take place in beautiful Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is being hosted by the Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company. Accompanied here by Mr. Mukoma, Managing Director of Kilimanjaro International Airport and our AMPAP instructors, a new cohort of IAP hopefuls begin their AMPAP journey!

Vince Dancho, Vice President of Operations of Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) and his team graciously hosted a small but well engaged group from Canada, Nigeria and Trinidad & Tobago. The 106th AMPAP Gateway course was led by Mr. Paul Behnke and he was joined by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne and Mr. Peter Adams.

Under the kind auspices of ACI LAC, Director General, Javier Martinez was on site for the delivery of the AMPAP gateway course, in Miami from July 15 to 19. Assistant Director of Operations of MIA, Mr. Dan Agostino also visited the group to address the small yet excellent group of participants who came primarily from the LAC region (Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Columbia and Peru). A 2012 AMPAP graduate himself, Mr. Martinez also joined the AMPAP team for the panel session: Jean-Marc Trottier (course leader), Peter Adams and Louis Haeck.

This week at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, we welcomed 17 participants from 9 countries into the 104th edition of the AMPAP gateway course at ICAO Headquarters, in Montreal.

ICAO’s Meshesha Belayneh, Deputy Director of the Technical Operation Bureau and Chief of Global Aviation Training joined the AMPAP instructors and warmly greeted the group to kick off the course.

Participants also received a guided tour of the ICAO headquarters and later had the pleasure of being hosted at ACI HQ by Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI and ACI Global Training staff members as well as various ICAO training executives.