GMR Aviation Academy, the aviation-skills development arm of GMR Group, has been recognised as the Regional Training Centre of Excellence by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The Academy is the only one of its kind in India to have been conferred with this status by ICAO and as Global Training Hub by the Airport Council International.

Established at Rajiv Gandhi Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad in 2009, the Academy provides professional training and enhancing the knowledge and skills of GMR Airports’ personnel. It offers 3-6 months certificate programmes, ICAO membership programmes and several other coveted modules for the aviation aspirants.

Srinivas Bommidala, Business Chairman-Airports, GMR Group said, “Our aim is to nurture talent and skills required for Human Capital Development. The GMR Aviation Academy will be a Centre of Excellence in perpetuity for developing world class professionals for Aviation and related segments of industry.”

The programmes have the accreditation from Airport Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) of India with focus on Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.