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Incheon Airport Aviation Academy: High achiever!


Endorsed by ACI, ICAO and IATA, Incheon Airport Aviation Academy strives to lead the way in global aviation training.

Incheon Airport Aviation Academy (IAAA) is a prominent aviation training centre based at Incheon International Airport in Northeast Asia.

Since its establishment in 2008, IAAA has consistently provided high-quality aviation training programmes to over 10,000 aviation professionals from 150 countries worldwide.

Global recognition and certification

IAAA is one of the first training centres in the Asia-Pacific region certified by three globally-renowned international aviation organisations: Airports Council International (ACI), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and International Air Transport Association (IATA).

In 2011, IAAA was certified as the first associate member in the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. This achievement solidified IAAA’s reputation as a leader in aviation training.

In 2014, IAAA earned the certification of ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE), further emphasising its commitment to raising industry standards.

IAAA was certified as an Accredited Training Partner of ACI and a Regional Training Partner of IATA last year, and in June 2022, it became the world’s first airport to be recognised under the ACI-ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme.

Expanding the market through collaboration

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, IAAA has actively sought international collaboration to enhance its training services and expand the market.

Indeed, in the last year alone, the academy has signed training co-operation agreements with 15 overseas aviation training centres based in countries that include Indonesia, Oman, Nigeria, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Tunisia.

Based on these partnerships, IAAA has offered customised training courses, meeting the specific needs of aviation professionals worldwide.

The academy is also actively working to strengthen its ties with other training centres and increase collaboration with overseas universities, training institutions, and international aviation organisations.

In May this year, IAAA joined forces with ICAO, Embry-Riddle, and Korea Aerospace University to introduce the Global Aviation Professional Program (GAPP). This collaborative effort combines the strengths of international aviation organisation, academia, and industry expertise to offer practical aviation training for aviation professionals.

Next year it plans to focus on developing new courses and programmes in various fields, while successfully operating GAPP, and continuing to expand its presence through collaborations with various international institutions.

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