The aviation industry and transport sector in Qatar has witnessed a "development boom" under the the wise leadership, HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said Monday.
Delivering the opening speech at the 5th Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium, the minister said one of the prominent developments in the aviation industry is Hamad International Airport (HIA) which has become one of the best airports in the world in terms of competence, service and comfort for passengers.
In addition, Qatar Airways (QA) took the lead and won numerous international awards.
HE al-Sulaiti said Qatar will continue to implement many projects in the future to stay in line with all the developments in the aviation sector.
The minister said Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC), which is hosting the symposium, has exerted great efforts to reach its deserved position through signing many agreements, memoranda of understanding and accreditations with international universities.
In order to raise the level of majors provided to students and giving them the chance to study aviation science in multiple specialties.
The minister said QAC has worked on twinning its curriculum with international universities, updating its aircraft fleet and training equipment to enable its students to carry out their mission in aviation specialties, in light of the development and competition seen in the global services and aviation market.
HE al-Sulaiti said by hosting this event Qatar is able to contribute to its strategic vision towards developing the human factor, given the participation of experts and VIPs from the aviation industry.
It also gives the chance to global experts to highlight the best training practices to develop aviation training as it is an important element for growth.
The minister said Qatar will provide the required support to ICAO, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airport Council International (ACI) and other international organisations to help the countries apply global standards especially in civil aviation and the recommended practiced including aviation training.
The minister said the symposium is an important opportunity to bring together ICAO member-states with training entities and organisations in order to discuss new aspects and partnerships, in addition to raising awareness on the priorities for strengthening the main capacities of aviation training in the near and long term.
He reiterated that the aviation industry plays an important role in transporting goods and passengers and provides 63mn job opportunities around the world.
Millions of workers in the industry are playing an important role in developing it to ensure the safety and security for safe operation, he said.
HE al-Sulaiti said the civil aviation sector in the world will see great growth in the coming years and such symposiums are a platform for discussing and adopting initiatives and views to gather information and organising them.