The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is to launch its own training programme, based on research from its members showing regionals spend more on third-party training providers than do majors.

The ERA Academy will devise a series of internet-based teaching modules in collaboration with software developers InfoWerk as well as academics from Innsbruck University and the IT Institute. ERA Academy director Olaf Dlugi says course content will depend on airline customers and the association is defining requirements in the next two months. The courses will focus on three areas: strategic, operational and functional airline management. The association estimates that training costs could be reduced by 65% by switching from classroom-based training to the web, although most airlines will use a combination of the two, adds Dlugi.


Source: Flight International