Turkish Airlines, Boeing and Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey’s leading aerospace engineering and technology institution, opened their doors to the class of 2014-2016 of the recently founded new academic program that supports Turkey’s future airline executives.
Academic partners, experts from Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes’ Network and Fleet planning group, as well as Economic Analysis lead will join some of the courses for master’s program that will equip Turkish Airlines’ future executives with the skills needed to deal with Turkey’s rapidly growing aviation industry.
The two-year master’s program in Air Transport Management, which is the first of its kind in the region and was launched last year, also has academic partnerships with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, Cranfield University in the United Kingdom and the University of British Columbia in Canada.
“Boeing has been working with Turkey for 70 years. Along with our partnership with Turkish aviation industry, Boeing continues to contribute to advanced educational programs in Turkey with a responsible and sensitive approach,” said Bernard J. Dunn, President of Boeing Turkey and North Africa. “We are proud to help in the process of developing qualified workforce who can meet the demands of the industry. This master’s program in Air Transport Management is based on the examples and curriculums of the world’s renowned universities specialized in the field of aeronautical education and I believe it will help the future’s executives of Turkish airline companies to enhance leadership capacities.”
“Our talented team has decades of knowledge and experience to share,” said Fariba Alamdari, Vice President of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Through collaboration and partnerships like this, we can support the future Turkish airline leaders to further develop and strengthen the country’s aviation industry.”
“We are very excited about the Aviation Institute and the Air Transport Management program, and within the next few years we expect it to grow and develop into a world-renowned program,” said Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Özkol, Vice Rector of ITU. “The Class of 2016 has been an important step towards longevity of the program.” he added.