Executives from AAK and JAA TO are sitting at the table for the signing.

Press Release: Kazakhstan’s AAK and JAA TO ink training pact


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueThe Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK) and JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO), a globally leading aviation training and ICAO Platinum Centre of Excellence organization based in the Netherlands, today announce the signing of a three-year Training Service Agreement (TSA).The agreement is signed by Catalin Radu, Director  General of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, and Paula V. de Almeida, Chief Executive Officer of JAA TO, on June 13, 2024 during an official visit to JAA TO’s headquarters in the Netherlands.

Under the terms of the agreement, JAA TO will provide comprehensive training services to the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, focusing on enhancing the skills, knowledge and competencies of the country’s aviation professionals. The training programs will cover a range of topics, including aviation safety, aircraft maintenance, aviation auditing and regulation facilitated in both classroom and virtual delivery.

“We are thrilled to partner with JAA TO and look forward to a successful collaboration,” said Catalin Radu, Director General of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan. “This agreement will enable us to provide our aviation professionals with the highest level of training, ensuring the safety and efficiency of our operations.” 

Paula V. de Almeida, CEO of JAA TO, added, “JAA TO is gladly looking forward to continuing its fruitful relationship with the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan working together on enhancing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of their aviation professionals. Our training programs are designed to meet the highest international standards, and we are confident that they will make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the country’s aspiring aviation industry.” 


The agreement is a significant milestone in the development of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan’s training capabilities and reflects the country’s commitment to ensuring the safety and efficiency of its aviation operations. The agreement further strengthens the trustful training partnership between the two organizations promoting interregional collaboration for a safer, more secure and more sustainable air transport sector.

About AAK 

JSC “Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan” is an organization in charge of technical control and oversight over the safety and security of civil aviation. 

In accordance with international best practices, the Company implements tasks to ensure flight safety in a systematic manner. Since its inception, JSC “Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan” has worked with international experts to transition to the European model of safety regulation, attracting top-tier foreign specialists and establishing close cooperation with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). 

To strengthen international cooperation, Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan signed an agreement with ECAC on Kazakhstan’s participation as an observer, as well as cooperation in aviation safety, accident investigation, flight safety, and environmental protection. 

To ensure safe flying conditions for our citizens, the Kazakhstani Aviation Administration collaborates with all aviation stakeholders, including the Civil Aviation Committee of MIID RK, industry partners, economic development institutes, and academia. 

About JAA TO 

The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is a Dutch non-profit organisation and the Associated Body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). JAA TO has a history of 50+ years training the aviation industry and national authorities on regulation in the air transport sector. JAA TO is the only Platinum Training Centre of Excellence (TCE) in Europe recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). JAA TO is an IATA Dangerous Goods CBTA Centre of Excellence, an ACI World Accredited Training Partner, recognized Dutch National Aviation Security Training Centre and a leading member of the EASA Virtual Academy (EVA). 

JAA TO schedules more than 300 training courses annually on topics such as safety, security, drones and management. Within the aviation community, JAA TO offers a platform to learn and exchange views on latest regulatory developments. In addition, JAA TO provides advisory services, knowledge solutions, training consultancy and assistance with capacity building for (aviation) training departments.

Featured image credited to JAA TO/AAK