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ACI Training



Airports Council International (ACI) offers high quality comprehensive training solutions through accreditation programmes, certifications, in-house training courses and E-learning.

aeriaA cooperates with ACI in promoting their world leading global training programmes.

In this page you can view the training offered by ACI. The contents are grouped by topic, please select the topic for displaying the available courses.

The following courses are updated with the information scheduled by ACI for 2014. However visit the official 2014 ACI Training website for more details about dates and locations, you will find there the latest courses available. This content is approved by ACI.

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ACI Diploma Programmes


Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP)
This programme fosters the development of strategic management skills, preparing individually selected candidates to handle senior-level executive responsibilities and creating a network of future airport industry leaders. The programme consists of a three-week distance learning module, one week of face-to-face training, and a four-week distance learning module. AELP can be taken as an AMPAP Elective.


Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP)
AMPAP is a programme jointly developed by ACI and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). AMPAP is the world’s only course-based accreditation programme for airport executives delivered both face-to-face and online. All individuals who occupy a management position within a civil airport organization are eligible to apply. For airport management professionals, the IAP designation is the global standard of excellence. It consists of four mandatory and two elective courses, which must be completed within a three-year period. 


Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Programme
The Global Safety Network (GSN) Diploma Programme consists of six specialized courses on airport safety, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of airside operations and safety managers, including developing, implementing and operating effective Safety Management Systems (SMS) at their airports. Each GSN course may be taken as a stand-alone professional certificate course or combined with the other GSN courses to achieve the ACI GSN Diploma.

•GSN 1 – Safety Management Systems (SMS)

•GSN 2 – Airside Safety and Operations

•GSN 3 – Emergency Planning and Crisis Management

•GSN 4 – Working with Annex 14

•GSN 5 – Advanced Safety Management Systems

•GSN 6 – Aerodrome Auditing and Compliance


Airport Operations Diploma Programme (AODP)
The Airport Operations Diploma Programme is designed to expose participants to all the facets of activities associated with an airport – from airside operations and landside to terminal operations – and equip them with key knowledge and tools necessary to proactively address the essential operational and business needs of 21st century airports.

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Professional Certificate Courses

The ACI GT Professional Certificate Courses consist of a full range of professional courses covering every possible airport-related topic and are designed to enhance the competencies of airport personnel from entry through to management levels. Related topics include:
Safety is the number one priority for ACI, airports and the entire aviation community. Our core functional expertise is dedicated to safety. Our safety training portfolio provides airport safety professionals and aviation executives with the knowledge needed to ensure their airport operations are safe for their customers and employees. The ACI Global Training Certificate specialized courses also include safety courses offered under the ACI Global Safety Network (GSN) Programme.
Security is critical in the development, management and operation of the world’s airports. ACI takes a very active role in lobbying and working with regulatory authorities helping to shape regulations and ensuring that changes in security are communicated to airport authorities. This expertise is extended to our security training courses.
Airport Facilitation consists of the efficient management of the flow of passengers, baggage, cargo and mail through the airport facilities, ensuring that services are delivered in a healthy, safe and secure environment, and meeting and exceeding when possible the needs and expectations of customers. A strong customer service culture coupled with efficient processes to maximize passenger traffic flow is a determining factor in providing a positive travel experience to the airport’s customers.
Airports continue to develop new business models and invest capital in order to meet the needs of a burgeoning aviation industry. Airports have evolved from being government infrastructure providers into sophisticated business-oriented service providers. This requires airport managers and staff to increase their skills in the areas of commercial management and economic development.
Airports are very much part of the communities within which they operate. Reducing their impact on the environment is a major focus for many airports around the world. While much of the current attention is on climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, it is just one of a number of areas in which airports and the rest of the aviation industry are active when it comes to the environment.
Management and Technical
ACI offers a wide range of courses in airport management and operations which may be taken as independent classes, part of a certificate programme or as a global ACI-ICAO AMPAP Elective.

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Operational and Regulatory Courses

Operational and Regulatory Courses
ACI Global Training offers a range of short courses through the Online Learning Centre (OLC) that are designed to help airports meet operational and regulatory training requirements for airport employees, contractors and service providers. These competency-based online courses equip airport personnel with the knowledge and skills to perform their jobs more safely, securely and effectively within national and international regulatory standards.

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ITAerea Training



ITAerea is an Aeronautical Business School, we have a Msc programmes and Courses that allow to provide high qualified professional to aeronautics and airports companies.

With an international focus, ITAerea responds to the jobs requests at airports, airlines, aeronautical industry and its suppliers.

ITAerea has more than 160 teachers, 8 schools in Spain and presence in 13 Latin-American countries (Argentine, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and  Venezuela).

The training is mostly in spanish and portuguese language.

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Msc in Air Transport Management (560 hours)

In the coming years, the new model of indirect management of air transport companies will be gradually implemented.Hundreds of management positions in private companies will be occupied by professionals, specifically trained in this sector according to their professional competences and curriculum.Our Msc pretend to help our students to find a job in airline companies, airport, suppliers, handling companies, security and safety companies, MRO, etc.
Knowledge area:

1. Airports

2. Airlines

3. Legal and administrative regulations

4. Air navigation

5. Aeronautic industry

6. Business management

7. Human resources and skills management.

Professional tools area:

Final Msc thesis, efficient presentations and communication.

Practice area:

Visits to airports and companies related to the aviation business and final master thesis defense.

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Airline Management Course (45 hours)

Description and structure
The target of this course is to give the required knowledge to hold management positions inside an airline, in every kind of department.

  1. The airline situation and strategic study on american vs. European airlines
  2. The airline organization: Production, operations, maintenance, HR.
  3. The airline marketing
  4. The cargo airlines
  5. Avsec and crisis management
  6. Safety Management System
  7. Handling
  8. Aerial work
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Aeronautic Law Course (45 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to teach all the legal regulations that are currently driving the aeronautic sector.

1. Introduction, concept and sources of aeronautic law.

2. The juridical status of the aircraft

3. Urbanism, environment and airports

4. Financing and buying/selling aircraft

5. The market

6. Mergers and Acquisitions

7. Insurances

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Airport Management Course (95 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to give the required knowledge to hold management positions inside an airport, in every kind of department.

  1. The airport system: Current and future status
  2. The airport facilities and maintenance
  3. The airport infrastructures
  4. Cargo
  5. Security
  6. Operations management: Airside
  7. Environment protection
  8. Airport Planification
  9. Safety
  10. Airport certification
  11. Airport market

Airport marketing, economy, and finances

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Air navigation systems course (30 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to know all the systems involved in air navigations: ILS, VOR/DME, Aircraft instruments, procedures, Take-offs and landings, etc.

  1. Aircraft architecture
  2. Atmospheric flight fundamentals
  3. Introduction to propulsion
  4. Air Transport
  5. Meteo
  6. Air Navigation
  7. Air Traffic Control
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Airport Ground Crew Course (300 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to give the required knowledge required to work on an airport, in a ground job, like Handling Agents · Platform Supervisor · Coordinator · etc.

1. Aeronautic generalities

2. Airports

3. Regulations

4. Airport operations

5. Air navigation systems and aircraft

6. Customer Relations

7. Aeronautic catering

8. Dangerous Goods

9. Air Traffic

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Aeronautic English Course (60 hours)

Description and Structure
The target of this course is to give the required English fluency to hold different kind of jobs in the airportIntroductory Unit: The International Phonetic Alphabet
Unit 1: Aircraft Types and Parts. Pre-flight.
Unit 2: Airport vocabulary and ground movements.
Unit 3: Departure and cruising: flight instruments and take-off incidents.
Unit 4: En route situations and getting lost.
Unit 5: In-flight emergencies (fire and health)
Unit 6: Contact, approach and weather
Unit 7: Landing and taxiing.
Unit 8: Private aviation and airport security.
Unit 9: Business language useful expressions
Unit 10: HR management (1): selection and hiring.
Unit 11: HR management (2): HR development and industrial relations.
Unit 12: Business meetings (1): arranging meetings and starting.
Unit 13: Business meetings (2): opinions and deals.
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Aeronautic Professional Development Program (350 hours)

Description and Structure
This is a program, almost an MSc, which provides coalification to hold an introductory position on every kind of company focused on the aeronautic industry, aircraft manufacture, assembly line, component production, etc.It is a perfect learning program for the just-graduated students who wants to join the sector and are willing to get a job inside this kind of companies.

  1. Introduction to the aeronautic sector
  2. Fundamentals of aircraft
  3. Aeronautic Components
  4. Fabrication Technologies
  5. Special process
  6. Aeronautic tools
  7. Quality management in the aeronautic industry
  8. The aeronautic production
  9. Regulations
  10. Graphic documentation
  11. Supply Chain
  12. Lean manufacturing
  13. Process management
  14. Direction Skills and crew management
  15. Job seeking on the aeronautic sector
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Programa de Desarrollo Profesional Aeronáutico. Spanish. Sevilla, Spain. Info here.

PDGA Course at Sevilla, Spain

PDGA Course at Sevilla, Spain


For more information: ITAerea Website.