The objective of the Programme is to standardize the training and qualification standards for any UN aviation officer completing or participating in a UN Joint Evaluation Process of an AOC holder, and to ensure conformance to the ICAO SARPS and to the UNAVSTADS (UN Aviation Standards). The complete Programme consists of a series of courses, which – upon successful completion – leads to a Diploma.
“We are extremely happy to offer this Programme in cooperation with the UN so shortly after our recognition as full ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Member. It validates our mission to help improve aviation safety worldwide and the fact that the Programme is dedicated to humanitarian organisations is an even bigger motivation. Furthermore, this Diploma Programme will confer a standardized high-level qualification to Joint Evaluators, ensuring that their approach to Inspections worldwide is consistent and harmonized ,” says Mrs Paula Almeida, JAA TO Business Development Manager.
Conny Akerstrom from the UN WFP, states “we require high operational safety standards from our air operators, bearing in mind the exceptional and demanding operational conditions they face when transporting aid workers and supplies to remote areas in support of the humanitarian relief operations throughout the world. This training program as provided by JAATO to UN safety inspectors will greatly assist the United Nations to ensure that any operator providing air services to the UN has acceptable standards and can provide a reliable air service to the UN.”
Courses will be scheduled throughout the coming years at JAA TO Training Centres worldwide, or on-location upon request. The UN JE Evaluation & Auditing Initial Training Course kicks-off the Programme and is scheduled to take place at the end of October 2012.
Participation to the Programme is initially targeted at UN delegates, however, nominees from other humanitarian or relief organisations can join subject to JAA TO’s approval.
Source: JAA TO