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Airports Council International and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile to offer Advanced Master’s Degree in Airport Management

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Airports Council International (ACI) and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile

(ENAC) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on the launch of an

advanced aviation training programme, the Advanced Master’s Degree in Airport Management, aimed at

developing the next generation of airport professionals. The signing, which took place today at the

Millennium Gloucester Hotel during ACI’s 8th Annual Airport Economics and Finance Conference, marks

the first time that ACI will partner with a university to offer an airport management degree.

As part of the agreement, ACI will use its extensive network of airport members to provide expert

instructors for the course, which will cover key areas of the airport business such as airport revenue

generation; financial and managerial accounting for airports; airport team and human resource

management; business aviation; airport crisis management; airport security and facilitation; airport

terminal and landside operations; and airport master planning. In turn, ENAC, founded in 1949 in Paris-

Orly, and internationally recognized as a leader in the field of aviation management education, will take

advantage of its considerable academic and organizational experience to deliver this unique Master’s

level course.

“ACI, through the hard work of its Global Training department, is committed to educating the next

generation of airport professionals through in-class and online courses that cover all aspects of airport

management and operation,” noted Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “Our partnership with

Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile represents a next step in ensuring that we continue to offer quality

educational options for airport professionals. Moreover, ENAC’s status as a premier venue for aviation

training, coupled with the advanced nature of the degree, sends the clear message that a career in the

airport industry is a challenging pursuit that can bring lifelong rewards.”

”This educational partnership will help to develop the next generation of senior airport professionals,” said

Marc Houalla, President, ENAC. “We welcome the opportunity to join forces with ACI and are excited at

the prospect of helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of the airport industry through this joint


The Advanced Master Degree in Airport Management combines operational expertise and

comprehensive academic rigor. Working aviation professionals worldwide are encouraged to find out

about the qualifying criteria by contacting ACI’s Global Training department at


Notes for editors or +1-

1. Airports Council International, the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with

the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation,

including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the

Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases

of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system

that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. To learn more about ACI, please click here.

2. ENAC is internationally recognized as the leading aeronautical university in Europe, providing a broad

range of aeronautical and civil aviation training and research. A wholly-owned university under the

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC), ENAC provides a complete range of 32 higher education

programs from Bachelor up to Ph.D. degrees, including Master of Science, Technical Advanced Master

and Master of Business Administration degrees. To learn more, please click here.

3. For more information on ACI’s Global Training department, or to learn more about the new Advanced

Master’s Degree in Airport Management offered by ACI and ENAC, please click here.

Media contact

Ryan White

Manager, Communications

ACI World

Telephone: +1 514 373 1226