City aviation academic to head key international pilot training body
Director of City’s Masters programmes in Air Transport/Aircraft Maintenance Management, Captain Tilmann Gabriel, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) by the Board of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
The appointment took effect on 8th September.
The objective of the IPTC is to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of commercial aviation by developing international agreement on a common set of pilot training, instruction and evaluation standards and processes for the benefit of the industry worldwide and that will result in fulfilling the provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The IPTC’s Steering Committee members are ICAO, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Airline Pilot Associations (IFALPA) and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries’ Association (ICCAIA).
Pilot training tasks
The IPTC is chaired by the RAeS. It has established six sub-groups for various pilot training tasks. Captain Gabriel, who joined the academic staff at City last September, holds over 35 years’ combined experience as a pilot, pilot trainer, airline executive and certified aviation safety consultant. He is a managing partner and consultant with tiansalo. He has also has held senior executive positions with Qatar Airways and CHC Europe, among other career highlights. He is delighted with this new appointment:
“I am honoured to have been appointed to this role. I am passionate about the content and future direction of pilot training and education, especially in light of the rapidly expanding and quickly evolving commercial aviation industry, and the way the industry has been impacted by technological innovation. In order to meet the increasing demand for airline pilots, I am looking forward to working with partners across the industry to develop training programmes using innovative tools and methods.”
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a United Nations specialized agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and global aviation organizations to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which States reference when developing their legally-enforceable national civil aviation regulations.