ATR supports the training of young people in the art of diplomacy

ATR sponsored the participation of five students from Toulouse 1 Capitole University in a simulation exercise organised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). From May 11 to 14, students enrolled in the Master 1 International Law programme took part in a simulated round of negotiations at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, during which they were tasked to defend the interests of Mexico. At the end of the session, each delegation presented a series of motions which were then put to the vote. It was the first time the ICAO had opened its doors to foreign students.
The support provided by ATR helped these young students improve their understanding of the political issues and technical constraints that underlie the policies adopted by the member States of this specialised agency of the United Nations. The role of the ICAO council is to adopt the international standards and regulations governing such matters as navigation, sharing of radio frequencies, air traffic and air accident investigations.
As the project’s only private sponsor, ATR reinforces its regional presence through its involvement in the initiative, as well as its commitment to supporting the training of young people in its core business as well as related fields such as diplomacy, legal matters and economics. In this context, our CEO, Christian Scherer, recently met with a lecturer from Toulouse 1 Capitole University to discuss ATR’s potential involvement in the creation of a new Master’s course in English on air legislation.
These actions translate ATR’s desire to offer future generations of professionals in the aviation sector the chance to improve their knowledge of the aviation environment, ensuring they are immediately operational as soon as they enter the job market.