A new initiative aimed at equipping aviation regulators and senior and mid-level managers with comprehensive professional training to address current and emerging challenges will result from an agreement signed between ICAO, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Korean Aerospace University (KAU), and Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC).

The agreement, which was signed at the on-going ICAO Global Implementation Support Symposium in Seoul, Republic of Korea, establishes the “Global Aviation Professional Programme (GAPP).”

Under this new agreement, the partners will collaborate to deliver a transformative learning experience. This programme represents a significant milestone in aviation education and training, harnessing the collective knowledge and expertise of the partners. By leveraging their combined resources, the programme will offer a dynamic curriculum covering a wide range of critical aviation topics.

It is the first programme to combine ICAO, academia and industry expertise, with participants gaining a profound understanding of particularly crucial ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). By instilling these skills, the programme aims to ensure effective management of aviation issues and the consistent implementation of industry best practices.

The GAPP will provide an inclusive and diverse learning environment, open to aviation professionals and regulators from around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with renowned academic experts, industry leaders, and fellow professionals, fostering a global community of practice that promotes the highest standards of aviation safety, security, and efficiency.

Further details and registration information will be available on the programme's website, which will be launched in the coming months.