Celebi Press Release on TVP Certification


Celebi Awarded IATA Training Validation Program (TVP) Certification for Celebi Aviation Academy 

Istanbul, 28 May 2020: Celebi Aviation Holding announced it is the first ground handling company in the industry to achieve the IATA Training Validation Program (TVP) certification. 

Celebi Aviation Academy is proud to announce it has been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Training Validation Program (TVP) as an official Center of Excellence in Training and Development. 

The IATATVP is a certification program that recognizes excellence in training and development, as well as compliance with industry training standards and best practices.

The award was made after a comprehensive assessment of the critical area of Celebi Aviation Group Companies’ training system, standards of operation and management of the training organisation

In addition, Çelebi Aviation Academy has been awarded with a Certificate of Validation for Passenger Handling training, after a thorough assessment of the initial and continuing qualification for Passenger Services related job functions within Çelebi Aviation.  

This certification attests that both the content and the process for training delivery to employees meets the training standards set by the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM).

 “We are proud to be the first ground handling company that has received TVP certification for both our Aviation Academy and for the Passenger Handling training. Achieving this milestone reinforces and validates our commitment to adhere to the highest standards we have set with our group training offering, which translates into superior quality in training and development, and compliance with industry training standards. This splendid achievement will make us stronger!  

We would like to congratulate all our Academy team members who have been working very hard to complete this journey. We applaud their commitment towards a better future and for greater successes for all our personnel in the field, for our customers and our entire group,” Dave Dorner, Group CEO.” 

“We are truly appreciative of IATA’s recognition of our efforts. We take this certification very seriously since Çelebi’s learning culture and success are built by our amazing employees. We strive daily to maintain an environment where people feel respected as individuals, valued for their work and empowered to grow. We will continue to advance this commitment year after year.” Derya Tekin Yusuf, Board Member, Training & Development.


“Our employees are the backbone of Çelebi and we are committed to providing an excellent service experience for our customers. Competent and trained employees are the key.” Evren Gerçek, Global Academy Director

“IATA congratulates Çelebi for achieving the IATA Training Validation Program (TVP) certification. The certification completion is testimony to your leadership and commitment to provide employees with high-quality and effective training that meets industry recognized standards.”  Stéphanie Siouffi, Director, IATA Training.


Notes for Editors:

  • Celebi in brief:

As Çelebi Aviation Holding, we are dedicated to providing excellent ground handling services along

with our ancillary products. Çelebi stepped into the aviation industry with the establishment of Çelebi Ground Handling in 1958 as Turkey's first privately-owned ground handling services company. Today, it stands out as one of the most successful examples of integrated services in the

Turkish Civil Aviation industry offering Ramp, Passenger, Cargo Handling, Warehouse Management, Bridge Operations, Trucking, General Aviation, Airport Lounge Management and Premium Services. 

With over 13.000 dedicated employees, Çelebi continues to operate on 2 continents, in 4 countries, at 40 stations. Our ambition is to expand our geographic

coverage into more developing markets, while providing rewarding employment opportunities to a

growing family of colleagues around the world and meeting service needs of our partners. 


  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic.
  • The IATA Training Validation Program (TVP) is a standardized certification program to recognize excellence in training and development practices and compliance with industry training standards. The TVP enables stakeholders across the aviation industry to establish training capacity, improve workplace learning with skilled staff.