SriLankan Aviation College, the training arm of SriLankan Airlines, has signed on to become Sri Lanka’s only International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Training Partner joining ranks of a prestigious few training centers numbered to seven in all of Asia. SriLankan Aviation College will be offering the Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Maintenance and Repair Operations, IATA Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Instructors and IATA Instructional Design programmes as a Regional Training Partner.
“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our collaboration with SriLankan Aviation College, as they step into the role of an IATA Regional Training Partner, dedicated to providing a wide range of IATA Training programmes in Sri Lanka,” stated Stephanie Siouffi-Vareilhes, Director of IATA Training. “As the aviation sector experiences a revival, it is of paramount importance to empower the next generation of aviation enthusiasts with the essential expertise and insights needed to meet the ever-evolving industry demands. Our partnership with SriLankan Aviation College will be instrumental in nurturing a talented pool of aviation professionals, not only within Sri Lanka but also within the region.”
SriLankan Aviation College’s history with IATA includes being recognized as a Top Performing Training Centre for six consecutive years and as one of its Ten Best Authorised Training Centres in the world in 2013. The College has also remained an IATA Approved Training Centre since inception, introducing several of the most sought-after programmes that IATA has to offer to Sri Lanka. This includes the IATA Foundation in Travel and Tourism Diploma; IATA Travel and Tourism Consultancy Diploma; IATA/FIATA Cargo Introductory Diploma; and the IATA Airline Cabin Crew Qualification.
Primal De Silva, General Manager – SriLankan Aviation College commented on the College’s latest milestone by stating that, “We are extremely pleased to take our longstanding partnership with IATA to the next level by establishing ourselves as a Regional Training Partner. This will enhance our programme portfolio and status as an industry pacesetter in the region. Over the years, our close link with IATA has helped transform the SriLankan Aviation College to a globally competitive academy, with a reputation for producing high quality talent that go on to power the global travel trade.” With over 34 years of experience in aviation training to international standards, SriLankan Aviation College offers a wide range of training options to the country and the region on multiple aviation disciplines. The college is certified by EASA, IATA, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan and the Civil Aviation Authority of Maldives. It is also a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee (EAMTC). The college collaborates with world-renowned institutions to extend comprehensive aviation and corporate training programmes. For more information visit www.srilankanaviationcollege.com