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Mark Rivers 
Head of Training 


Mark started his aviation career in the UK with Thomas Cook Airlines as Cabin Crew where he has extensive experience of operating on both Airbus and Boeing aircraft. He entered the aviation training arena as a Safety Training Instructor delivering all elements of Safety and Emergency Procedures training including Security, Dangerous Goods, First Aid and CRM to both Cabin Crew and Flight Crew.


During his 18 years at Thomas Cook Airlines, he went on to become the Group Airlines Safety Training Manager responsible for the design and implementation of all SEP Training across the group airline segment which included oversight of the training operations in Germany, Scandinavia, and Spain.

Mark was also responsible for many ad-hoc training programs that were run from time to time in different countries around the world.


His passion for world-class training that is informative and is as practical and as real as possible helps to ensure we deliver the highest standards and understanding in safety and emergency procedures training, Mark often quotes the Chinese philosopher Confucius when it comes to the importance of learning from real experiences


‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand’


In 2021 Mark joined the EDM Group as Head of Training for the EDM Aviation Training Academy where he is responsible for all aspects with regards to the design and delivery of training at the academy whilst also managing to keep current as Senior Cabin Crew operating various types of Airbus and Boeing aircraft with a leading UK airline.

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