On a course for the new normal

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Global commercial aviation charter company Albion Aviation Group is reporting that it is seeing a considerable uptake in its professional cargo broker training courses from the current global pandemic crisis and surge in charter demand.

“We have completed a number webinar courses for a whole of host of companies, looking to manage their own cargo capacity and take control of their supply chain due these uncertain times,” says Lewis King, director.

The UAE and UK-based operation has clients that vary from private individuals, passenger airlines to freight forwarders. The geographical coverage of its webinars include the US, UK and Middle East.

Clients have included 3PLs, freight forwarders and airline professionals looking to obtain an additional industry qualification, such as pilots, says King.

“Most clients opt for the two day webinar. We are following strict COVID guidelines and only offer online training for the time being. As part of the webinar training package, our clients are assigned an Albion Aviation mentor to answer any questions they may have post completion of the training course, as well as provide general support with regards to aircraft chartering queries. The Albion Aviation mentor programme is proving to be particular popular, helping to provide clients with a certain level of comfort and assurance in what is currently a complex and ever changing charter marketplace.”

The most popular course is the professional masterclass in Cargo Aircraft Charter Brokering.

“Most clients who approached us express an strong desire manage their own cargo capacity and take control of their supply chain due these uncertain times,” says King.

Standardised knowledge

One client, US-based Crowley, which provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in US and international markets, recently undertook the professional masterclass in Cargo Aircraft Charter Brokering, says King.

The course was split up over two weekends in the second half of May. They had seven participants on the course.  Crowley’s Ann White said: “We used Albion’s 16-hour class to build a more standardised knowledge depth within our company for air charters. The curriculum adapted easily to the varying levels of charter knowledge we have at our company.”