Air Transport Management Program 2014-2016 term carried out by Turkish Airlines, Boeing and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) has just started. Turkish Airlines chief investment and technology officer Ahmet Bolat, SVP Training Kemal Yüksek, Boeing Turkey and North Africa president Bernard J. Dunn and upper directors of ITU has attended the opening ceremony of the program, held at ITU Ayazaga Campus.

Air Transport Management Program, which started last year, and will produce its first graduates in the next spring term, was designed to make global civil aviation leaders become equipped with managerial skills. Air Transport Management Master Program which is unique in the region lasts two years, and carried out within the academic framework of cooperation with Boeing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Istanbul Technical University, Cranfield University and University of British Columbia. In addition, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Network and Fleet Planning Group and Economic Analysis Group experts chair the lectures and provide trainings for the participants.  

    Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil, Ph.D., “As Turkish Airlines, we are proud of initiating a program that enables international integration to go one step further, strengthen cultural, commercial and economic relations and bridging world internationally. We made a considerable progress on our investment plan that we launched in the last ten years. By increasing the number of our flight points, fleet and passengers, we made significant profit.     As Turkish Airlines, our primary goal was to become dominant on air traffic that passes through our air space. We meticulously ascended the stairs with distinctive and innovative strategies that leaded us to this goal. We are happy to launch the second term of “Air Transport Management Program” that we initiated last year on purpose of carrying our success to later stages. I strongly believe that this program, which contributes to executive candidates who are going to graduate in the following months, will considerably contribute to the occupational and managerial skills of Turkey’s future aviation leaders, as we continue to maintain our long term goals.

    Boeing’s Turkey and North Africa President, Bernard J. Dunn states that     Boeing and Turkey have been working together for 70 years.” In addition to our partnerships with Turkish Aviation Industry, Boeing continues to contribute to advanced training programs in Turkey in a liable and delicate manner. We are proud of supporting the process of creating qualified labor that the industry needs. This  “Air Transport Management Program” was build up by the worldwide known expert universities on aviation, based on their curriculum. I strongly believe that this program will help Turkish Aviation companys’ future managers develop their leadership skills.