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April 16, 2024

BGS and Kazimieras Simonavicius University to jointly conduct authorised IATA training

BGS and Kazimieras Simonavicius University to jointly conduct authorised IATA trainingThe international ground handling, aircraft fuel supply, and logistics company Baltic Ground Services (BGS) is beginning its collaboration with the Kazimieras Simonavicius University (KSU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. BGS, a company belonging to the Avia Solutions Group, will be supporting its academic partner with organising authorised IATA training. BGS experts are now set to begin providing students with theoretical and practical instruction. Both parties expect this move to contribute to the nurturing of a new generation of aviation specialists.

In the world of aviation, training programs authorised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are regarded as the highest quality standard. They can only be organised by selected educational institutions and their instructors. For the past several years, KSU has already been conducting introductory Aviation Safety, Airline Finance and Revenue Management, and Cargo Transportation courses. And now, in cooperation with BGS, it will be able to add two more courses to its roster: Passenger Ground Handling, and Airport Ramp Services with IGOM.

The programs for the new courses are being prepared by BGS experts in accordance with the materials provided by IATA. According to Vytautas Cekanavicius, CEO of BGS, it has taken a lot of hard work to present the relevant information as clearly as possible, using for this purpose a number of real-life examples.

“This is our biggest contribution. Having worked on many different projects in multiple markets, we’ve accumulated a lot of practical experience. In other words, we have plenty to share with the upcoming generation of professionals. These training programs constitute our contribution to the future of global aviation. To grow sustainably, this sector needs a smooth process of training new specialists. We are proud to be able to contribute to its development,” Mr. Cekanavicius said.

In line with the latest trends in education, the training model will be flexible. Students will be free to choose between distance learning and learning in person, on KSU premises in Vilnius. Each participant will be provided with the required educational materials, and exams will be held after the necessary preparation. Participants will be permitted to take their exams twice, if needed.

Jolanta Bieliauskaite, Rector of the KSU, notes that the partnership with BGS will provide the university with new opportunities. She’s also open about her ambitions for the future.

“Our goal is to further expand the selection of authorised IATA trainings. For this reason, we’re very happy to have discovered a partner like BGS, as it is a company with extensive practical experience and top-tier specialists willing to share their know-how. And that is exactly what we are after – to provide our students with the knowledge they will need at work. In today’s market, this is the most important thing,” explained Mrs. Bieliauskaite