Van Nuys Airport Earns National Award For Airport Training Excellence

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:

January 30, 2013
Diana Sanchez
Van Nuys Airport
Office:  818-442-6526
Mobile:  818-216-5290
Sean Broderick

American Association of Airport Executives sean.broderick@aaae.org

Office: (703) 824-0500, Ext. 126

Mobile: (703) 919-6873

Van Nuys Airport Earns National Award for Airport Training Excellence

Van Nuys, CA. – Van Nuys Airport has earned an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in calendar year 2012.

The award, presented by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), signifies that Van Nuys Airport’s employees have completed a specified amount of federally mandated airport-specific and continuing education training using ANTN Digicast’s Web-based training system.  Van Nuys Airport is one of only 70 airports nationwide to earn the honor for 2012.

Van Nuys Airport prides itself on encouraging employees to continually train. Training is how we stay current to ensure a safe and efficient airport, said Flora Margheritis, Van Nuys Airport Chief of Airport Operations.

The award levels are based on total training programs watched and total number of employees trained at each airport. Award levels vary based on the airport’s hub size, and each winning airport is presented with a plaque marking its achievement.

“By earning Excellence in Airport Training awards, these 70 airports have demonstrated their dedication to improving operations, safety, and preparedness,” said Joan Lowden, AAAE senior vice president of communications and general manager of AAAE’s Airport News and Training Network (ANTN) division that produces ANTN Digicast. “ANTN Digicast was created for airports of all sizes as a cost-effective, efficient way to help comply with federally mandated training needs and support an advanced training curriculum, and we’re encouraged that so many airports have made it a key part of their training programs.”

Airports that subscribe to ANTN Digicast have unlimited access to the service’s training programs, which currently number some 500 videos. Topics covered range from Federal Aviation Administration required recurrent training in areas including airfield driver training and wildlife mitigation to security-related training, customer service, and more. ANTN Digicast training is designed for airport employees as well as tenants, such as airline workers and subcontractors, who work at an airport.

ANTN Digicast programming is accessible online via any Web-enabled computer, and the system tracks training on a per-user basis, allowing airports to demonstrate to regulators that their employees have completed required recurrent training.

For more information on ANTN Digicast, visit www.antndigicast.com.

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