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Mar 11, 2024

Emirates, Butterfly Aero Training win 2024 IATA CBTA Center Innovation Award

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) that represents 320 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic has awarded Emirates and Butterfly Aero Training with the IATA Competency-Based Training and Assessment Center (CBTA Center) Innovation Awards.

The awards are to be presented at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Hong Kong to be organized from 12-14 March, 2024.

Emirates was recognized for developing a Li-Battery Acceptance Mobile App dedicated to the safe carriage of lithium batteries.

The App complements traditional classroom training by providing immediate and clear guidance on transporting lithium batteries, based on their quantity and power.

This solution contributes to the industry’s holistic approach to safely managing the risks associated with the transport of lithium batteries, said IATA.

Likewise, Butterfly Aero Training was recognized for developing an AI ChatBot that serves as a virtual instructor within its training programs that offers personalized, interactive sessions to adapt the unique needs of each learner.

The AI ChatBot facilitates an efficient and engaging learning experience which includes real-time question-answering capabilities, added the IATA.

The selection process for the 2024 IATA CBTA Center Innovation Award involved an evaluation by an independent jury, comprising industry experts, IATA representatives, and independent validators.

Initiated in 2023, the IATA CBTA Center Innovation Awards encourage all members of the IATA CBTA Network to implement solutions that enhance operational efficiency, safety, and sustainability.