TIACA starts education/research committee
The International Air Cargo Association has created a new Education and Research Committee responsible for directing the formulation, supervision and provision of education programs targeting industry management.
The committee will also sponsor the preparation of at least one major research paper each year by a selected academic that will address topics reflecting primary interests of the air cargo community.
Jim Edgar, regional marketing director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has been elected to chair the new committee.
He said that a TIACA scholarship program started in 2002 to help students study the air cargo industry will be tweaked, with investment now aimed at educating executives already in the industry.
'Seven years on, we feel the need to refocus this investment to directly help people and businesses already in the air cargo industry,' Edgar said in a statement. 'With an energized and enthusiastic committee, we will immediately begin looking at new education solutions to benefit our members and emerging executive management around the world.'