GAA SpeedJet Aviation, a partnership between Gulf Aviation Academy and domestic aviation training institute SpeedJet Aviation, recently tied up with Private carrier Jet Airways to provide on-ground training to its students from the current batch of cabin crew and ground staff. Jet Airways offered students lessons in ground duties – including airport check-in, passenger and cargo handling at T2 terminal of the Mumbai international airport.
Jet Airways staff with GAA SpeedJet students
Gulf Aviation Academy is part of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm for the Kingdom of Bahrain. Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas.
Students getting lessons in airport check-in, ground duties
“The Aviation sector is on a high-growth trajectory with India set to be world’s third largest aviation market by 2020. Needless to say, demand for pilots, cabin crew and ground staff is set to soar.The association with Jet Airways is part of our effort to provide students with a diverse range of training programmes, giving them a competitive advantage that is at par with international standards,” said Capt. Dharamraj Shukla, Director, SpeedJet Aviation.
Apart from the full airport visit, the students were briefed about standard Operating procedures along with services across different airline categories. There were lessons on all ground handling duties including different types of cargo, bag and baggage tags, coding of passengers, multiple cargo operations along with equipment used for ground handling.
Commenting on this association, Mr. Colin Neubronner, Senior Sr. Vice President Sales, Jet Airways said, “Jet Airways’ association with SpeedJet Aviation’ educational initiative reflects our continued focus towards supporting the community we serve. We are pleased to be able to help realise the aspirations of budding aviation professionals by providing them with first-hand experience in all aspects of airport operations.
The initiative complements our annual ‘Flight of Fantasy’ project that provides underprivileged children the opportunity to experience the joy of flying”
GAA SpeedJet Aviation offers a comprehensive range of structured training programs for all aviation personnel including pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground staff with training sessions in GAA is training facility at Bahrain.The company aims to make aviation training affordable and accessible to students fromdiverse economic as well as educational backgrounds.
About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 117 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200 / 300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500 / 600s. With an average age of 7.33 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.
About SpeedJet Aviation
Established in 2008, SpeedJet Aviation offers multiple flying and ground training courses in the aviation sector. The company has registered a steady growth and, in a short span of time, trained large number of commercial pilots, cabin crew attendants and ground staff, all of whom are placed with various national and international airlines. The core team at SpeedJet Aviation comprises of experienced airline pilots and senior cabin attendants with a combined flying experience of over 50 years.
About Gulf Aviation Academy
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) is a leading aviation training institute in the MENA region, based out of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Academy is a fully independent and 100% owned subsidiary of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm for the Kingdom of Bahrain. GAA enjoys international recognition of its training standards and quality of service; it has been awarded Approved Training Organization (ATO) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and also Part-147 and equivalent BCAA Approval for maintenance training. It is also the first academy outside the UK to be a CAAi (subsidiary of the UK CAA) Accredited Initial Safety Training Cabin Crew Training Organization.