Dubai Police and AFSAC (ICAO AVSEC Training Centre) of Tunisia signed an agreement for sharing knowledge and infrastructure at their respective centers to train the police force working at airports.
Major General Pilot Ahmad Mohammed Bin Thani, Assistant Commander for Seaports & Airports Affairs, Dubai Police, signed the agreement on behalf of Dubai Police, and Asiza Seddik, ASTC Director, International Civil Aviation Organization, signed on behalf of AFSAC.
The agreement was signed at the Airport Show which took place in Dubai from 29 April to 01 May 2019.
“Dubai and Tunisia are under the ICAO umbrella. ICAO also requested Dubai Police to make this agreement for sharing knowledge between Tunisia and Dubai,” said Major General Bin Thani.
Dubai is also looking at signing similar agreements with other countries.
“Dubai has already signed such agreements with Doncaster in the UK and is planning to sign such agreements with other countries, as our training centre is globally known and approved by ICAO,” he said.
The Tunisian Academy for Civil Aviation Safety and Security Training (AFSAC) became recently the first and the unique private training centre accredited by ICAO as TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member and an ICAO Aviation Security Training Center (ASTC) in the world. This is considered a concrete recognition by ICAO of the credibility and the professionalism of AFSAC, its organization and its team.
AFSAC is now going through a major change in the way of doing its business starting with the implementation of a strong policy toward meeting national and international requirements addressing training and ensuring meeting our customers training needs. A new vision, mission and organizational structure have just been set-up by the AFSAC Management to ensure adequate support will be provided to the development of civil aviation industry in Tunisia, Europe, Africa, and Middle East.
A new strategic plan is under development with support of a Canadian Consultant Company which should ensure AFSAC is meeting mid and long term targets. With respect to operational plans, AFSAC is committed to establish its activities based on conduct of training needs assessments of its customers from civil aviation authorities, airlines and airports to help them in satisfying these need according national and international standards through ICAO Training Packages and other internationally recognized training courses.