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25 May 2019

Bahrain Airport Company partners with major global aviation body for Tahleeq Programme

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) is partnering with Airports Council International (ACI), a globally reputed aviation body that promotes professional excellence in airport management and operations, and is offering training courses to BAC as part of the Tahleeq Programme, a training and development initiative aimed at shaping the future leaders of Bahrain’s aviation industry. The announcement came during the ACI Asia-Pacific / World Annual General Assembly Conference and Exhibition, which took place recently in Hong Kong.

In line with the agreement, ACI will provide knowledge and competency-based training to Tahleeq 3 participants through a diverse range of programmes which cover all aspects of the airport business, including terminal, landside and airside operations. This will support the existing Tahleeq framework, which, through both theoretical and practical training, equips participants with advanced skillsets required for the ongoing Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP). A team of ACI professionals will arrive in Bahrain this summer to begin the comprehensive two-year training, which also aims to develop participants’ general aviation industry knowledge.

Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer of BAC said: “We are pleased to partner with ACI World to further align the Tahleeq programme with international airport standards and best practices. The Tahleeq programme runs in parallel with the AMP, one of the most important national projects in the Kingdom’s history. Working alongside the AMP international consultants, Tahleeq participants are developing specialised skills that will support the continued development of the aviation sector. They will also benefit from the expertise and insight from one of the world’s leading aviation organisations.”

Mr Al Binfalah added: “The Tahleeq programme’s participants have played an active role in the various stages of the AMP, particularly the first batch who are now full- time BAC team members. Developing the skills of young Bahrainis is the driving force behind Tahleeq and we look forward to working with ACI to achieve this strategic objective.”

Over the past five years, the Tahleeq programme has grown from strength to strength, as reflected by the rising number of applicants. Tahleeq 3 is the biggest in the series to date, with 40 participants in the current batch. Even after the completion of the AMP, Tahleeq will continue to contribute to the development of Bahrain International Airport by widening its talent pool.

ACI represents the world’s airports and their collective interests. It works closely with prominent aviation organisations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the International Air Transport Association, to develop standards, policies, and recommended practices.