Fraport has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art €6 million training centre for the Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.
The German aviation company said the new facility will allow the Fraport Group to expand its international training activities to meet the growing demand from external and the internal customers – partcularly in the areas of firefighting, emergency services, crisis management, and ground handling.
Established in 2016, it said the academy is now well positioned to serve the international training market and expects to receive more than 500 participants at the training centre during 2019.
The Fraport Aviation Academy Training Center features almost 1,500 square metres of space for classrooms, simulators and other specialised equipment – plus outdoor areas for “live” practical training.
This will also increase training offerings for staff of the Fraport Group, which is now active at some 30 airports around the globe.
Fraport executive board member and executive director labor relations, Michael Müller said: “More than ever, the aviation industry needs skilled staff to meet air traffic growth and other challenges.
“Our new Fraport Aviation Academy Training Center takes us to the next level in delivering professional training to external clients as well as our Group employees worldwide.”
The Group’s Slovenian subsidary has been mandated to develop the Fraport Aviation Academy business. “The new training facility represents an investment in growing and strengthening Fraport Slovenija’s core business and Ljubljana Airport,” said Fraport Slovenija managing director, Zmago Skobir.
The Fraport Aviation Academy team already boasts over 100 professionals from the Fraport Group and key strategic partners, who together create a comprehensive learning program.
The latest partners to be attracted to the Fraport Aviation Academy are Rosenbauer, a renowned manufacturer of firefighting equipment, and the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) – the a leading provider of accident investigation and safety training services.