CAPA AeroPark today held a ceremony at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai to mark the launch of its aviation executive education programme. More than 80 industry professionals, visiting international faculty and diplomats, together with senior executives from CAPA and its joint venture partner SCDC, participated in the function which took place in the exclusive Taj Chambers overlooking the Gateway of India.
Back row from left to right: Alan Gilchrist, Senior ATC specialist, Airways New Zealand; Professor Pablo Mendes de Leon, Director, International Institute of Air & Space Law; Jorge Roberts, Director Project Development, ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide; Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA; Kees Rietsema, Dean, Worldwide College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Kapil Kaul, CEO South Asia, CAPA; Daryl Watkins, Department Chair, Worldwide Department of Business & Leadership, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University;
Front row from left to right: Richard Berrones, MD Business Development, HAS Development Corporation; Arjun Balasubramanyam, Director, SCDC; Bob White, VP Airport Services, HAS Development Corporation; Professor Graham Hunt, Head of Asia, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; K.N. Balasubramanyam, Chairman, SCDC; Howard Anderson, Senior ATC Specialist, Airways New Zealand; Gavin Young, Consul-General and Trade Commissioner for New Zealand; Nagesh Balasubramanyam, Director, SCDC; Binit Somaia, Director South Asia, CAPA.
Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA launched the proceedings by explaining that “CAPA AeroPark was launched with a mission of bringing world class aviation education and training to fast growth emerging markets.” India is the location for the first series of courses, which will subsequently be rolled out to other regions including North and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Almost 70 senior industry professionals are enrolled across the four courses, each of which will run for the next three days, with participants drawn from a wide range of organisations including Air India, Airports Authority of India, Bird Group, Delhi International Airport, Essel InfraProjects, GMR Airports, Hyderabad International Airport, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.
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