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AIR TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT MASTER PROGRAM OPENING CEREMONY TOOK PLACE1/30/2018



Opening ceremony of Air Transport Management Master Program took place on 25th January 2018. The program is jointly carried out by Turkish Aviation Academy, Ibn Haldun University and Airbus together with the  academic collaboration of the world’s most prestigious universities such as Cranfield University and British Columbia University and aims to raise aviation leaders who will have a voice in the future.

The opening ceremony of the program, initiated last September by Turkish Aviation Academy, Ibn Haldun University and Airbus to support vocational competence of future executives of Turkey was hosted at Turkish Airlines Headquarters VIP Hall. The ceremony attracted considerable attention from the media and executives of Turkish Airlines Board of Directors, Ibn Haldun University and Airbus. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker AYCI, Ibn Haldun University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Irfan GUNDUZ, Airbus Member of the Board of Directors Thierry BARIL, Turkish Airlines Chief Human Resources Officer Abdulkerim ÇAY and Turkish Airlines Senior Vice President, Training, Prof. Kemal YÜKSEK attended the ceremony.

Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker AYCI offered his thoughts on the“Air Transport Management Master Program”. Mr. AYCI stated in his speech, “Turkish Airlines today took a very important step within the scope of the investment plan that it continues to actualize. Turkish Airlines is the most worldwide known global value of our country. One of the things that separates us from our competitors is our different and innovative service understanding which we continued to improve to bring the brand of Turkish Airlines to this level. As much as it is an honor to work and  put all these into action, we also feel the burden of trying to provide the necessary opportunities to our friends to whom we will pass the torch tomorrow. With this aim, initiating the “Air Transport Management Master Program” that we offer to the benefit of our young manager candidates with Ibn Haldun University and Airbus gives us a different sense of pride and excitement. As long as we continue to achieve our short and long term targets, we believe that this program will make a big contribution to the vocational competence of Turkey’s future aviation leaders.”

Ibn Haldun University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Irfan GUNDUZ said “We as Ibn Haldun University are very glad being in such beneficial collaboration with Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s source of pride in global aviation sector and leader in the region and Airbus, one of the building blocks of global aviation and aerospace industry. After their graduation, it will be an honor to introduce these friends to the sector and our country.”

 Airbus Member of the Board of Directors Thierry BARIL said “For us, it is an honor to initiate “Air Transport Management Master Program” with our partner Turkish Airlines. This program has been designed to raise leaders who are promising hope and will equip them with skills so as to make wonderful contributions in the area of Turkish Aerospace Industry.”

The opening ceremony ended with presentation of gifts and photo shoot.