Aviation is a global, complex industry involving numerous and diverse stakeholders. Recognizing the need to support future growth and continued stability in aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) established the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) initiative, to attract and nurture qualified younger aviation professionals that are required to operate, manage and maintain the future international air transport system.
Part of the NGAP focus has been to determine ways that industry, academia and government can work together to find more innovative ways to establish career pathway programs and address the growing need for qualified aviation professionals. We believe that ALICANTO fills an important gap in this global aviation cooperation framework.
“ALICANTO is the single most important way for ICAO to work more closely with the international educational and research sector. ICAO will turn first to ALICANTO, as a global association of universities, for advice and support on new areas of aviation-related research; various subject matter expertise for our working groups; collaborations on data analysis and other research projects; and to establish harmonised aviation education programs. Through ALICANTO, members will get to provide direct input to ICAO.”
-Dr. Michelle Millar, ICAO NGAP Programme Manager