Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation launches airport service diploma program

JEDDAH — The Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation (SACA), affiliated to the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in cooperation with King Abdulaziz University (KAU), has launched the “Airport Service Diploma” program, with the participation of 130 men and women trainees who will be professionally and practically qualified to enable them to work at the Red Sea International Airport.

The launch of the program comes on the sidelines of the partnership agreement between the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation and the Red Sea Development Company.

This is part of the Academy’s desire to develop its partnerships in the field of training because of the effective and influential role it plays in the qualification of workers and the raising of the level of quality of services. returned.

It is also part of the Academy’s responsibilities towards localizing the civil aviation industry with qualified Saudi youth human cadres with the latest technologies.

SACA and the King Abdulaziz University College of Tourism oversee the Airport Service Diploma program, which lasts two years and three months, and includes a program dedicated to teaching English for a period of three months.

The trainees then undergo an 18-month professional training and the diploma program culminates in a six-month practical training.

It should be noted that the Red Sea Development Company, which implements one of the most ambitious tourist projects in the world, had concluded a contract for the design of the airport of the Red Sea project with the British international company “Foster & Partner”.

The airport is expected to handle one million passengers per year. It will accommodate domestic and international flights, with a total capacity of 900 passengers per hour.

The airport will have a sustainable and environmentally friendly design that will simulate the beauty of the landscape surrounding its location and embody the vision of the Red Sea project.

This is in line with the sustainable development objectives set by the Red Sea Development Company, since the launch of the project. —SG

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