Aviation Academy, having the title of ICAO excellence center, carried out the first training in this context with “ICAO Training Instructor Course”, which was held on 24-28 August 2015 at the Academy center. Alongside with Turkish Airlines, trainees from other national and global companies such as TAV Academy and GAL ANS Training Center participated in the training. The training was given by Kevin O’DRISCOLL, the authorized trainer of ICAO.

The 5-day training was carried out at the Center of the Academy, in Yesilkoy. At the end of the training, trainees were given their certificates by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kemal YÜKSEK, the President of the Academy, and Kevin O’DRISCOLL the instructor of the training. Kevin O’DRISCOLL at his speech during the certificate ceremony uttered his thoughts as: “I think ICAO program have taken on very significant importance for Turkey and for Turkish Airlines. You are the fastest growing airline in the world. You have one of the busiest hubs in the world. And you are now looking at a construction of the world's largest airport. All of that is going to be at a whole new generation of staff and must be trained to operate the new airport and continue to operate this airport and to continue to operate your airline. Most, in fact, to cope with all of the significant demands for safety, security for compliance, for environmental control and of course their sustainability and profit. And the ICAO program is intended to ensure as wide across the world.” O’DRISCOLL by stating that he has been hosted very well during the time that he gave the training, also thanked the Academy for its cooperative approach.

The mentioned ICAO Program, addressing to trainers in aviation sector, and consisting of three main parts, has been created with the aim of teaching the training operation management and supporting the managers in aviation area. Aviation Academy, which has recently modernized its training methods by using the latest technologies, continues to meet the training needs of national and global aviation industry by the trainings carried out within the framework of IATA, ICAO accreditations in addition to the trainings which exist within its structure.