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MAB Academy Signs Training Partnership with IATA


Kelana Jaya, 9 February 2018: Malaysia Airlines Berhad Academy (MAB Academy) today took a step further in strengthening its position as a regional aviation learning hub by collaborating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in becoming its first Regional Training Partner in South East Asia (SEA). The partnership was made official during a signing ceremony by MAB Academy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Kamaruddin Kamilin and IATA Director, Training & Consulting, Guy Brazeau witnessed by MAG Chief Executive Officer and MAB Academy Chairman, Izham Ismail and IATA Marketing and Commercial Services Regional Head Asia-Pacific, Craig Astridge.

The partnership will allow MAB Academy to offer the initial 10 IATA courses in 2018 that are relevant to the airline and aviation industry which suits the regulatory needs and requirements in the region. The courses will be conducted by IATA’s facilitators with the first training to kick start on 26 February 2018.

The courses fee is set competitively, providing the participants with qualified IATA Instructors and the most up-to-date materials and resources for a valuable learning experience.

Formerly known as Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAA), the Academy was established in October 1994 to cater to the learning needs of Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) employees. Renamed as MAB Academy in December 2017, the Academy is now a distinct subsidiary company under MAG that has been identified as a key enabler to transform, educate and develop aviation professionals of the future.

A pioneer in aviation training, with more than two decades of experience in aviation, hospitality and professional development, the Academy offers a combination of real-world expertise and industry professionals.

Speaking at the event, MAB Academy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Kamaruddin Kamilin said, “We are delighted to partner with IATA as this will enable us to offer relevant courses which will pave the way for all our students to be highly trained and sought after aviation professionals. MAB Academy aspires to be the premier regional aviation education hub and we are committed in bringing the right people together to offer world-class and highly relevant learning and development opportunities. This covers all aspects of airline operations and management through its three schools: School of Flight Operations, School of Hospitality and School of General Aviation & Professional Development.”

IATA Director, Training & Consulting, Guy Brazeau added, “We, at IATA Training are proud of the partnership we are starting today and are supporting the Academy’s vision to become the focal point for Group Talent Development through strategic and integrated learning and development opportunities, thus positioning itself as a Premier Education Hub for the regional aviation industry.”

MAB Academy will be offering discounted rates for IATA Members and special prices for Malaysians. For more course details and registration, please go to

MAB Academy is also an approved training organisation (ATO) by Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCAM), approved training provider by the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) and certified by SIRIM under MS ISO 9001:2008.


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