FTA boosts air cargo training with TrainingTeam acquisition


The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has acquired TrainingTeam, a specialist in classroom and online training courses which focus on air cargo security and the movement of dangerous goods by air, road and sea.

“No one knows logistics quite like us,” says David Wells, FTA chief executive.  “This acquisition strengthens our ability to ensure that our members, many of whom are already customers of TrainingTeam, are confident in the security and movement of dangerous goods across all transport modes, and cements FTA as the go-to provider for high quality training across the logistics sector.”

TrainingTeam was founded by Charles Manetta in 1988 to develop specialist training for the handling of dangerous goods and security training in the UK airline industry.

“I am delighted to be handing on the organisation to FTA,” says Manetta, “which is equally passionate about the industry, security and safety. FTA has a reputation for providing expert, credible advice, which is trusted by the industry, values which we have long championed at TrainingTeam.  Our courses will complement FTA’s offering to ensure the sector continues to benefit from the best possible compliance training.”

Wells says: “We are delighted to add TrainingTeam’s excellent range of courses to our existing portfolio and to strengthen FTA’s offering in the air cargo security and dangerous goods training market.  TrainingTeam will continue to offer its courses to all its existing customers and FTA will be growing the online training offer which has seen the company reach a global marketplace.”