AIT launches aviation sector training program with Airports of Thailand (AOT)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has collaborated with Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT PLC) to organize its first-ever technical training program for the aviation sector. The program, which was held from 4-11 September 2015 focused on “Aviation Ground Operations Management.”
Inaugurated by Senior Executive Vice President (Airport and Aviation Standard) of AOT, Group Captain Kanputt Mungklusiri at the AOT Training Center at the Don Mueang Airport on 4 September 2015, the program witnessed participation from 25 AOT personnel. Thanking AIT, Group Captain Kanputt described the program as “vital” since it deals with the critical issues of airport and aviation standards. Established in 2002, AOT currently manages Thailand’s six international airports.
Course director, Mr. Voravate Chonlasin of AIT Extension stated that the course covered the complexities of aviation ground operations commonly referred to as ‘ground handling’. Our course included aspects of regulatory framework, commercial contracts, service level agreements and management systems, while focusing on safety, quality and security. Three experts, Mr. Maurizio Anichini, Executive Director, TWIGA Aero, Ms. Brenda Aremo, Managing Director, TWIGA Aero) and Mr. Horst Bohling, aviation consultant, SPS Global, dealt with various aspects of aviation operations management, regulatory authorities, airport operations and ground service providers, Mr. Voravate added.
Also participating in the inaugural ceremony were Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Executive Director, AIT Extension, and Dr.Duminda Jayaranjan, Director, Training, Research and Development, SPS Global Corporation. The program has been initiated through a partnership between SPS Global and AIT, and it was jointly organized with external experts from TWIGA AERO Aviation Training and Consulting.