Local airlines to benefit from reduced expenditures on personnel training with the establishment of the center
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – International Air Transport Association's (IATA) training center wasinaugurated in Taipei on Thursday (Nov. 14), helping connect the island nation’s aviation industry with the world.
The trade association, founded in 1945 and boasting 290 airline members that account for 82 percent of global air traffic, supports aviation activity and helps draft industry policies. It provides training programs in terms of operational safety, work efficiency, and business expansion, tutoring over 100,000 students and professionals every year, reported CNA.
The center’s opening in Taiwan means less time and money to be spent by local airlines on training their staff. Otherwise they would need to go abroad to attend relevant courses.
Taiwan-based China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, EVA Air, and Uni Air are all members of IATA, said Ma Tao (馬濤), regional vice president of IATA for North Asia. The newly-founded Starlux Airlines, which is slated to begin service in 2020, is also in the process of applying for membership to the association, he added. [FULL STORY]