The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is assiduously developing the Ghana Aviation Training Academy (GATA) into a regional Aviation training academy to attract people from the sub region, Mr Simon Allotey, GCAA Director-General has said.

The Authority has been designated by the African Regional Aviation Safety Group as the lead organisation to assist states with significant aviation safety concerns in Africa.

He said the Authority is expanding aviation infrastructure and the liberalisation of air transportation services, to facilitate the on-going transformation of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) into a regional hub.

Mr Allotey said this in Accra during a monitoring visit to the Authority by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Transport.

The team toured GCAA facilities including the new training academy, proposed land for Air Navigation Services Complex, Air Traffic Control Centre and Tower, Voice Communications Centre and the Radar to have first-hand experience on how it works.

The Managing Director said the Authority is implementing the aviation safety charge as well as developing other sources of non-aeronautical revenue to meet the financial needs of its operations.

He commended parliament for passing the new Civil Aviation Bill in December 2015, saying the gesture has enhance passenger rights and access to more modern aircraft by operators.

Mr Allotey said his outfit had certified KIA for meeting international standards for aerodrome operations and developed a corrective action plan with assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) towards the re-attainment of FAA category one status to enable Ghanaian registered carriers fly directly to the US.

He said GCAA is initiating process to further decouple Air navigation services provision from regulatory services, which is in line with best practices and working hard to bring into effect the new civil aviation directives for drones’ operation.

The Authority had designed and constructed a new Air navigation complex and upgraded the installation of communication gadgets to enhance safety of air space and the entire Accra flight information region.

He cited high cost of financing aviation industry infrastructure, encroachment of GCAA lands, land use management, drones, wind turbines and the emerging security threat due to terrorism as some of the challenges that the organisation faced.

Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Chairman of the Committee commended the Authority for its transformational projects, adding that the Committee would perform its oversight responsibility to ensure efficiency in their operations.

He promised to channel their grievances before parliament for discussions and redress and called for capacity building to the Committee to be more abreast of the Authority’s operations.

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CABIN CREW JOB DESCRIPTION

The role of a Cabin Crew is to provide excellent Customer Service to passengers whiles ensuring their comfort and safety throughout the flight. They are trained to deal with security and emergency situations which may arise and can administer first aid to passengers.The Cabin Crew ensures that all emergency equipment is in working order prior to takeoff.  They also help passengers to board the plane and give a demonstration of safety procedures and equipment. The Cabin Crew strives to make the flying experience a pleasant one for the passengers. They serve refreshment and meals, sell duty-free items on board the aircraft.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

The course is open not only to students but includes those who wish to join on their own merits, those who are interested in the Aviation Industry and those who wish to understand the exciting world of the Airlines. We never want any barriers to our training programs but we would consider the basic entry requirement: 

  • Starting age at 18 – 25 years
  • Have a Passport
  • Fluency in English
  • Swimming is a basic requirement
  • No pre-existing illness or disease
  • Minimum height of 5’2 inches (157.5 cms) and weight in proportion

 

Subjects studied in the Cabin Crew training course (8 weeks) include;-

  1. INITIAL
  • Safety Emergency Procedures
  • First (1st) Aid
  • Aviation Security
  • Dangerous Goods Awareness
  • Crew Resource Management – Initial
  • Customer Care
  • Cabin Service and Uniform Standards
  • Fire Fighting
  • Wet Drills
  • Food & Beverage
  • Grooming & Comportment

The courses are delivered in a fun and informative way by the Trainers. To graduate from the training, you will need to pass exams on all the subjects studied on the course and at the end you will be presented with certificates. You will be required to write an exam with the Authority to earn you a license.

 

WHAT TO WEAR ON YOUR CABIN CREW TRAINING:

We encourage you to be in decent casual clothings.     For females (Dress/Trousers/Blouse) and males (Shirt/Trouser). Jeans are preferable during practical exercise. Faded jeans and shorts are not permitted.

Please Note:

Having been convinced and carefully considered the above, interested persons who want to join this exciting career path of becoming a Cabin Crew would undergo the following process accordingly and having passed each step before participation in the course will take place:-

  1. Register by picking up registration forms for GH¢50.
  2. Attend an interview which will be communicated to you.
  3. Undergo Medical Training to ascertain if you are medically fit or not.
  4. Pay your tuition fee at GH¢6,000

       Course Duration : 8 weeks

Ghana Civil Aviation Training Academy (GATA) is located at the Kotoka International Airport adjacent to the Hajj Village.                      

For further information or clarification, kindly reach us (8am – 5pm Weekdays - (Mon. - Fri.)) on;-

Mobile:             Gloria - 0244 434 648              Michelle - 0246 146 038

E-mail:              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COURSES OFFERED AT GHANA CIVIL AVIATION TRAINING ACADEMY

1. MANAGEMENT TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT COURSES

      Human Resource Management

  • Employee Knowledge Management
  • Performance Management and Reward System
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Succession Planning and Development
  • Employee Working Life and Beyond
  • Managing Training and Development
  • Train the Trainer

 

     Leadership and General Management

  • Introduction to Management
  • A strategic Approach to Change Management
  • Managing People: Attitudes, Behaviours and Emotions
  • Women in Leadership
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Developing Corporate Behaviour

 

     Financial Management and Procurement

  • Financial Risk Management
  • A Strategic Approach to Procurement and Auditing

 

     Communication and Marketing

  • Public and Media Relations
  • How to speak in public
  • Positive Customer Care
  • Effective Marketing

 

    ICT

  • Dynamic Web Application Development
  • Java Standard (J2se) Edition Programming
  • Website Development Using Content Management Systems

 

2. COURSES FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEAVERS AND QUALIFICATIONS ABOVE

  • Cabin Crew Course - Initial
  • IATA / UFTAA Air Ticketing & Reservation Course

 

3. INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA) COURSES

The course duration is generally for 5 days and the courses are targeted at those who currently work in the Aviation Industry or have a background to a said course. These include persons such as :-

Civil Aviation Authorities, Airport Regulators and Operators, ANS Service Providers, Station Managers / Supervisors, Ground Handling Staff, Freight Forwarders, Flight Crew, Passenger Handling, Cargo Operators / Agents, Aviation Security, Airside Personnel (Marshallers, Ramp, Coordinators, Load Supervisor) amongst others.

 

4. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COURSES

  • AB - INITIO COURSE                                             -       ICAO 051
  • AERODROME CONTROL COURSE                    -       ICAO 052
  • APPROACH CONTROL NON RADAR                -       ICAO O53
  • APPROACH CONTROL RADAR                        -       ICAO 054
  • AREA CONTROL RADAR COURSE                   -       ICAO 054
  • AREA NON RADAR CONTROL COURSE            -       ICAO 055
  • ON - THE - JOB INSTRUCTOR COURSE           -
  • AERONAUTICAL RADIO OPERATOR COURSE

 

5. AVIATION LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 *Language Testing is available for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

 

 6. SAFETY MANAGEMENT COURSE

7. DANGEROUS GOODS COURSE - ALL CATEGORIES

8. FLIGHT DISPATCH LICENSE COURSE

9. HUMAN FACTORS COURSE

10. QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT COURSE

11. CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 

Please Note: Our Facilities ( Conference Room, Tuition Rooms are available for rent)

For further information or clarification on any of our courses above, kindly contact us (8am - 5pm) : -

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.gcaa.com.gh/gata

Mobile: Lois - +233 (0)208148272     Gloria - +233 (0)244434648      Michelle - +233 (0)246146038

 

Ghana Civil Aviation Training Academy (GATA) is located at the Kotoka International Airport adjacent to the Airport Post Office.

 

The Ghana Civil Aviation Training Academy (GATA) will from February, 2011 run International Air Transport Association (IATA) courses for aviation service providers in the West African Sub region.

This development follows the signing of the IATA-GCAA Regional Training Partnership Agreement on 29th November, 2010 in Accra to certify GATA as an IATA training hub in the Sub-region.
The Accountable Manager of GATA, Mr. Willie Orhin said, GATA’s partnership with the IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI), will provide the opportunity for persons in the sub-region to pursue aviation related hospitality courses other than Air Traffic Control Courses at a discount cost.
Upon successful completion of these courses in GATA, participants will obtain IATA Certificates or Diplomas depending on course pursued and these certificates would be recognised worldwide.
He expressed appreciation to IATA for the collaboration and for its confidence in the GCAA and GATA for that Matter.
Mr. Sampson Fatokun, Aviation Solution Manager for West and Central Africa, who signed the agreement on behalf of IATA, commended GCAA for its passion for industry excellence in Ghana and the sub-region.  He was hopeful that IATA’s partnership with GATA would benefit both organisation’s in their quest to provide quality training for personnel.

 

About Us

In view of the dynamic nature of the aviation industry, there is the need for reputable aviation institutions to train personnel in the industry to upgrade their knowledge and skills to meet the ever increasing challenges confronting the aviation industry.

One of the key objectives of both the Transport and Aviation Sector Policy of Ghana is the training and development of human capital.

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (G.C.A.A) as part of its Corporate Strategy established GATA in 2008 as a center of excellence in Aviation knowledge acquisition. It has the state-of-the-Art facilities and systems to provide viable aviation training in West Africa and beyond.

GATA, using qualified instructors has trained personnel from Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, Sao Tome etc in Air Traffic Control courses.

It has also trained Aviation Inspectors and other Safety Regulation Personnel in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and The Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization (BAGASOO).

GATA is a convenient place to host aviation related Local, International Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Meetings, Fairs etc.

CORPORATE STATEMENTS

To achieve its status as a center of excellence, GATA has the following corporate statements;

MISSION

GATA’s mission is to provide the Aviation Industry and beyond with competency-based academic and professional staff development.

VISION

The Vision of GATA is to be recognised as a world-class Aviation Training Organisation (A. T. O) that provides competence-based training for academic and professional staff.

VALUES

GATA’s Values are:

                   - Customer focus

                   - Challenge new possibilities

                   - Collaboration

                   - People Centered

                   - Recognition

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