ACI World Hosted Student Reception for Modern College of Business and Science Students at 2017 ACI Airport Exchange Conference

On December 7, 2017, Airports Council International – World hosted a luncheon with airport and aviation management students from Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Muscat, Oman. As an integral part of the 2017 ACI Airport Exchange conference hosted by the Oman Airports Management Company, representatives from ACI-World’s Montreal (Canada) headquarters spoke directly with students about the pressing need for new aviation professionals, including those in airport management, to encourage the continued long-term growth of the civil aviation sector.

Dr. K.L. (Dan) Wong, the Deputy Head of Department overseeing the transport and logistics program at MCBS, applauded the efforts of ACI-World and other aviation organizations worldwide to foster the growth of the next generation of aviation professionals, noting that the needs are especially great throughout the Middle East for locally educated and trained professionals given the rapid growth of both airports and civil aviation activities that are integral to support the region’s current and future economic development.

Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. Established in 1991, ACI represents airports interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world.

Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Muscat, Oman was established in 1996 and is the 1st fully private institution of higher education in Oman. Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) and affiliated with the University of Missouri – St. Louis, MCBS offers several degree programs in Business Administration, Information Technology and Computer Science. It is the only higher education institution in Oman that offers an undergraduate degree in both airport management and aviation management, as well as IATA-certified training programs.