Fraport AG has opened a €6 million training centre for the Fraport Aviation Academy, at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia, to serve external and internal clients worldwide.
This new training facility will allow the Fraport Group to expand its international training activities such as firefighting, emergency services, crisis management and ground handling.
Established in 2016, the Academy is now well positioned to serve the international training market and expects to receive more than 500 participants at the centre during 2019.
The Fraport Aviation Academy Training Center, almost 1,500 square meters, will be used for classrooms, simulators and other specialized equipment as well as featuring outdoor areas for live practical training. This will also increase training offerings for Fraport Group staff.
Michael Müller, executive board member and executive director of labor relations at Fraport AG, 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.”
Fraport Aviation Academy boasts over 100 professionals from the Fraport Group and key strategic partners. The latest partners to be attracted to the Fraport Aviation Academy are Rosenbauer, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, and the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI). They join partners including the FTC Frankfurt fire training center and Fraport Twin Star in Bulgaria.
Slovenian partners include the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Board of Slovene Armed Forces, Adria Flight School, Slovenia Control (Slovenia’s ATC organization), the University of Maribor’s Faculty of Organizational Sciences, and Slovenia’s Training Centre for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.
Thomas Uihlein, director of the Fraport Aviation Academy, said: “The long-term goal is not only to pass on knowledge and skills, but to link different areas of aviation into an integrated learning concept.”