Having demonstrated a successful performance in almost every field of the civil aviation sector, Turkish Airlines, which is an influential figure in civil aviation, continues to invest in aviation trainings, which are the building blocks of the industry.

Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy, which was established in order to meet the training needs of its own staff as the flag carrier airline and which later started to provide training services to a large number of institutions both in Turkey and in the world such as cargo companies, travel agencies, universities, airport operators, etc., has been providing training services to many different organizations for more than 30 years. ‘IATA Trainings’ which are given in co-operation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is also an important part of the trainings being carried out at the global carrier's training center.

In 2016, Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy which came first among IATA's regional training partners throughout the world by delivering 53 IATA training programs to more than 800 participants, aims to organize more than 40 training programs and to train more sector personnel by maintaining this momentum in 2017. Aviation professionals from all over the world can benefit from IATA's global vision and experience in the air transport sector and the various training programs offered by the Turkish Aviation Academy with its innovative vision.

Rafael Schwartzman, Regional Vice President for IATA Europe, paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines’ Deputy Chairman and CEO, about this successful training performance. After the meeting, global carrier Turkish Airlines was presented with an award by IATA as an appreciation of the great support that Turkish Airlines has given to trainings.

Rafael Schwartzman, who commented on the topic, stated that: “We find the successful performance of Turkish Airlines quite impressive, which contributes to the future of our sector by supporting new generation leaders. Due to this consistent performance, as International Air Transportation Association, we place the Academy in a different position. The innovative approach that Turkish Airlines displays in this field as in every field of aviation, is the most significant factor in the publicity of our training programs and the success of participants.”

Mr. Bilal Ekşi, CEO who accepted the award on behalf of Turkish Airlines said: “This award is of great importance for us as Turkish Airlines. We believe that training the sectoral human resource is the main element in attaining success. I would like to express my thanks to first of all the Academy that has worked very hard for decades to become a pioneer in this area, to the Turkish Airlines family and of course to our regional partner IATA which has been so kind as to recognize this effort.”