First graduation of Aviation Security Management course

DUBAI - Emirates has held its first-ever graduation ceremony for successful participants in the diploma course in Aviation Security Management.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 21 Feb 2004, 12:32 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:10 AM

The course, re-affirming the Emirates Group's commitment to effective training for maintaining the highest level of onboard security, was carried out in partnership with Edith Cowan University of Perth, Western Australia.

Emirates' Chairman, Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Professor Anthony Watson, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Edith Cowan University, presented the Diploma certificates to the 30 graduates, most of whom are Emirates Group employees, plus one Dubai Police officer. Delivering the opening address, Maurice Flanagan, Emirates' Vice-Chairman and Group President, said: "We are pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2001 with Edith Cowan University - the first initiative of which is this year-long diploma course in Aviation Security Management.

"Balancing work, family commitments and study is never an easy task. I would like to congratulate the 30 graduates on their successful completion of the course."

The course in Aviation Security Management, which is also available to the public, involves home study and monthly tutorials held at the Emirates Aviation College, with examinations assessed and graded by Edith Cowan University.

"ECU and Emirates Airline are working in partnership towards accrediting a whole suite of programmes that are being conducted by Emirates Group Security. The innovative nature of this partnership appears to be first in the world in aviation security," said Mr Watson.

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