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Istanbul, 28 May 2020: Celebi Aviation Holding announced it is the first ground handling company in the industry to achieve the IATA Training Validation Program (TVP) certification.

Celebi Aviation Academy is proud to announce it has been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Training Validation Program (TVP) as an official Center of Excellence in Training and Development.

The IATATVP is a certification program that recognizes excellence in training and development, as well as compliance with industry training standards and best practices.

The award was made after a comprehensive assessment of the critical area of Celebi Aviation Group Companies’ training system, standards of operation and management of the training organisation

In addition, Çelebi Aviation Academy has been awarded with a Certificate of Validation for Passenger Handling training, after a thorough assessment of the initial and continuing qualification for Passenger Services related job functions within Çelebi Aviation.

This certification attests that both the content and the process for training delivery to employees meets the training standards set by the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM).

“We are proud to be the first ground handling company that has received TVP certification for both our Aviation Academy and for the Passenger Handling training. Achieving this milestone reinforces and validates our commitment to adhere to the highest standards we have set with our group training offering, which translates into superior quality in training and development, and compliance with industry training standards. This splendid achievement will make us stronger!

We would like to congratulate all our Academy team members who have been working very hard to complete this journey. We applaud their commitment towards a better future and for greater successes for all our personnel in the field, for our customers and our entire group,” Dave Dorner, Group CEO.”

“We are truly appreciative of IATA’s recognition of our efforts. We take this certification very seriously since Çelebi’s learning culture and success are built by our amazing employees. We strive daily to maintain an environment where people feel respected as individuals, valued for their work and empowered to grow. We will continue to advance this commitment year after year.” Derya Tekin Yusuf, Board Member, Training & Development.

“Our employees are the backbone of Çelebi and we are committed to providing an excellent service experience for our customers. Competent and trained employees are the key.” Evren Gerçek, Global Academy Director

“IATA congratulates Çelebi for achieving the IATA Training Validation Program (TVP) certification. The certification completion is testimony to your leadership and commitment to provide employees with high-quality and effective training that meets industry recognized standards.”  Stéphanie Siouffi, Director, IATA Training.

Gerry’s dnata Expands Offering; Launches Line Maintenance Services in Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan, 13 January 2022 – Gerry’s dnata, Pakistan’s leading ground services provider, has expanded its offering. The company obtained Maintenance Organization Approval from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority to provide aircraft line maintenance services to airline customers, and now offers a one-stop-shop of ground handling, cargo and technical services at the airports of Karachi (KHI), Lahore (LHE) and Islamabad (ISB). 

Gerry’s dnata’s team of professionals can provide full line maintenance support and are trained on customers’ company procedures, providing a seamless service to both passenger and cargo airlines.

The launch customer is flydubai, which Gerry’s dnata already serves at four airports in Pakistan providing a range of ramp and passenger handling services to the airline and its customers.

Syed Haris Raza, Vice President of Gerry’s dnata, said: “As Pakistan’s leading ground handler, we constantly enhance our offering to best meet the needs of our customers. We are confident that our airline partners will welcome the expansion of our portfolio and take advantage of getting quality and safe ground handling and technical services from a single provider. Our team of highly trained, seasoned professionals will deliver world-class quality and safety for our valued customers.”

Mick Hills, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Maintenance at flydubai, said: “We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with Gerry’s dnata to include line maintenance services in Pakistan. Having a single, local provider to oversee our line maintenance, as well as ground handling, will add more efficiencies to our fleet management and ensure a quicker turnaround of our aircraft.”

Gerry’s dnata have the capability to handle the following aircraft types for scheduled, unscheduled and AOG services:

  • Airbus A319/A320/A321 NEO (CFM LEAP-1A)
  • Airbus A318/319/320/321 (CFM56)
  • Airbus A319/320/321 (IAE V2500)
  • Airbus A330 (RR RB 211 Trent 700)
  • Airbus A330 (GE CF6)
  • Boeing B737-600/700/800/900 (CFM56)

Over the past year, Gerry’s dnata has continued to enhance its operations and services to deliver the highest level of quality and safety and help airline customers safely transport passengers and precious cargo to and from Pakistan. It made significant investments in infrastructure, technology and equipment, including the opening of a new, state-of- the-art cargo facility in Lahore which doubled the company’s cargo handling capacity at the airport.

Gerry’s dnata’s quality of service helped it win or retain over 20 contracts with key accounts across its network. The company also achieved prestigious industry certifications, including GDP and IATA’s ISAGO accreditation, which validate its capabilities and place the business in a market leading position.

Gerry’s dnata serves more than 20 airline customers at seven Pakistani airports. The company’s team consists of over 2,500 dedicated aviation professionals who assist more than seven million passengers and handle 150,000 tons of cargo annually.

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Gabor Vasarhelyi
Public Relations, dnata