International Co-operation Programme

Aena has an International Co-operation Programme.

Aena’s International Cooperation Programme involves learning-based activities aimed at aeronautical professionals who come mainly from the Latin American public sector, given the historical and cultural links with Spain, and aims to contribute to the improvement of participants’ aeronautical training services and, consequently, improve development in countries with underdeveloped regions.

The various activities are carried out in collaboration with Organisations and Institutions on a national and international level, such as the Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID), the Technical Cooperation Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the CEDDET Foundation (Centre of Distance Learning for Economic and Technological Development), the School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madridand other international institutions.

Since 2003, over 3,000 aeronautical professionals from 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries have benefited, making this a clear example of Aena’s social and corporate responsibility and of its commitment to society.

Quality objectives

For the purposes of controlling and monitoring cooperation activities, there are indicators directly relating to their quality objectives, which are:

  • Achieving a high level of quality in the technical cooperation seminars organised: score above 8.5 (out of 10) obtained in 100% of the seminars.
  • Reaching a high level of quality in the cooperation scholarship programme: score above 9.4 (out of 10) obtained by the scholarship recipients.