The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) has relocated from its historic roots in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, to a state-of-the-art training centre near to Schiphol International Airport to accommodate their recent growth.
"JAA has come a long way from its founding objective back in the 1970's," commented Alessio Quaranta, Chairman of the JAA TO Foundation Board, Vice President of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and Director General of Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC). "I believe we have really developed in concert with the needs of the aviation field. I joined as Chairman of the JAA Training Organisation's Foundation Board shortly after it started operating exclusively as a training organisation and am delighted that we've been able to grow to this point. With the recent expansion, JAA TO is taking this opportunity to create a space for learning unlike anything else that exists in regulatory aviation training today. I've always had pride in the quality JAA TO has been able to deliver through its courses, and to be able to deliver these in an environment that meets the same quality for highest standards is going to make JAA TO even more effective at what it does."
The Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) were among the first initiatives in Europe to harmonise aviation regulations between countries, back in 1970. Their objective was to maintain a cooperative safety regulatory system of the highest standards possible. At the same time, the JAA played the role as the European counterpart to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Today, the role of the Joint Aviation Authorities as a Training Organisation is to maintain a safe and secure aviation industry by capacitating aviation professionals and organisations with the skills and knowledge they need to work effectively and responsibly.