Nov 04, 2016: Airside Training Academy (ATA), a collaboration between Zaka Group (a market leader in travel and aviation industry) and Tecknotrove (pioneer in manufacturing and designing the world’s most advanced simulation technology) is focused on training the airside drivers and operators on safe operating practices. These two companies bring together more than 50 years of experience in travel, aviation, training and technology.
ATA is India’s first training academy that is focused on training and development of airside operators. ATA has been built with a vision to deliver world class airside safety training in India. Located close to the Mumbai International Airport, this state-of-the-art-training center is equipped with world class, high fidelity training simulators and testing systems. The Pushback Training Simulators and Airside Driving Simulators used at ATA is the same technology used in some world class international airports in Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi.
“ATA understands that each airport, airline or ground handler is different and their training requirements are different. Maintaining airside safety is a key component on which our training programs are based, ensuring that airlines, airports and ground handling companies can work cohesively to achieve a common objective,” informed, Shantanu Gupta, co-founder, ATA.
“Training is not something that can be implemented once and left alone. It is an ongoing process. Airside safety requires constant and proactive measures to be most effective. ATA ensure that your operators are trained regularly so that they are safe while on the airside,” said Faisal Siddiqui, co-founder, ATA.
TecknoSIM Airside Training simulators developed by Tecknotrove Systems Mumbai, is an advanced training tool that is designed to prepare the airside operators and drivers on different weather conditions, time of the day, low visibility, safe driving and operating techniques.
The center has experienced trainers for training a range of airside drivers. The courses at ATA are designed by specialists to ensure that the ultimate training objective is met. The training courses ensure that staffs are up to date with any current regulations and understand the rules required to work and drive safely at Indian airports. Some of courses offered at ATA include Pushback Training for new and advanced operators, Driver Training for airside equipment like cobus, baggage tractor, follow me vehicles, Airport Familarisation. Some of the upcoming courses are training for cargo loaders and passenger loading vehicles.