SITA has renewed its sponsorship of the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP), an Airports Council International (ACI) World and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) initiative.

Since its launch in 2007, AMPAP has become the globally recognised and respected curriculum for career development and excellence for airport executives, benefiting over 1,200 participants to date. The programme covers all functional areas of the airport business and latest industry standards. 

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general of ACI World, said: “Investing in the training and upskilling of airport managers is crucial to aviation’s short- and long-term sustainability—particularly as we continue to build and retain its workforce. The airport industry is continuously evolving and so too must our knowledge. Our renewed longstanding partnership with SITA reflects the ongoing relevancy of the programme and the important role of technology in improving airport operations and streamlining the passenger journey. We are grateful to SITA for this partnership which allows us to pool our expertise and enhance the AMPAP experience for the world’s airport management professionals.”

AMPAP graduates earn the International Airport Professional (IAP) Designation or AMPAP Associate diploma award, recognising an individual’s excellence in airport management and proficiency in applying ACI best practices and ICAO standards and recommended practices (SARPs).

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