continues as an accredited Training Centre for ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Courses in 2018

Press release – – for immediate release 16th February 2018

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International announces that its co-operation with ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme continues.

Airport College International believes that the partnership brings interesting opportunities to all aviation and logistic related companies ensuring the compliance in the field of dangerous goods.

“We are an accredited Training Centre for ICAO/FIATA to deliver industry specific Dangerous Goods Training for staff of freight forwarders, shippers and packers. By having this very high level of recognition we are able to serve better our clients at many levels of Dangerous Goods Training” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

About Airport College International is a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics. We offer a full range of web-based online training courses in safety, security and service topics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by authorities such as ICAO/FIATA and IATA. Airport College International is a strategic partner of IATA.

About ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme

The ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme is a collaboration between ICAO and FIATA.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

is a UN specialized agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and global aviation organizations to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which States reference when developing their legally-enforceable national civil aviation regulations.

International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

is a non-governmental organisation, which represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the “Architects of Transport”, employing around 8 – 10 million people in 150 countries.

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Start training before hiring!

Does your organisation invests a lot of recourses and time for the recruitment process and training to prepare new employees for their work?

What if you could provide part of the training as online eLearning before you even make the final recruitment decision?

This allows you to understand what kind of competencies and abilities the candidate has for the job. It also shortens the entire recruitment process.

With eLearning courses this can be done with little effort

Airport College has a wide selection of online eLearning courses for airlines and airport ground handling ready to use whenever and wherever you need.

If you want to hear more about how we have done this with our clients please drop an email to us.


Secure Aviation’s Future!

IATA’s Alexandre de Juniac address in his keynote to the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) identified five fundamental areas that need to be protected when reimagining the aviation industry’s future:

  1. Aviation must be safe.
  2. Aviation needs borders that are open to people and trade.
  3. Aviation thrives on global standards.
  4. Aviation must be sustainable.
  5. 5. Aviation must be profitable.

We at want to take part of the process and support the industry to protect these five fundamentals.

Our role is to provide today and tomorrow high value and cost efficient online eLearning training, especially designed for Airport Ground Handling.

We will constantly create new online courses to help our clients to fulfil international training requirements. Just to give you an examples, we recently launched two new courses: ULD Handling and Live Animals Regulations. These courses are currently used by our airline and ground handling clients and they found these very useful.

We will create more online courses according to market needs

Just drop me an email and tell what online course you want us to create for aviation market or especially for your company.

Best regards,

Save 80% of training costs

We at have learned that some Ground Handling Agents struggle with how to train operational employees in a cost efficient way and, at the same time, how to meet international training requirements. have been working closely with ground handlers and airlines when creating our online e-Learning concept.

The main benefits are:

1.Training content is relevant

We assist our clients to select from our ready made eLearning courses, or we can tailor made courses according to the clients specific needs.

2.Convenience and flexibility

eLearning courses are self-paced – learning is available 24/7.

3.Engaging learner

Our training courses utilize interactive content with exercises engaging the learner.

4.Consistent information

e-Learning solutions deliver consistent information where correct understanding is vigorously checked throughout the learning experience.

5.Cost-efficiency training service is a cost-effective method of learning delivery where an instructor, classroom and travel is redundant.

We know how to reach these benefits

We know what actions you need to take to reach the benefits. No matter if your organization has 100, 1000 or more employees. We can scale our service for you. Just select needed courses from our ever growing course shelf and start your training.

So what do you think? We can help you forward and ensure implementation of training!

When you want to know more, please drop me an email.


How to improve employees onboarding

Regardless of your business you need to get new employees aboard smoothly, but what is the efficient way? Let’s take a look at one example from Airport Ground Handling.

New airport ground handling personnel need to study a number of safety and security related topics on top of company’s basic training before they start their work.

A strong argument can be made to suggest that companies use online eLearning as part of initial training. eLearning can take place in the classroom which can help instructor to familiarise students for both the topics and at the same time to eLearning.

Self study courses can be used to deliver precisely the needed topics and information to all students. This enables the instructor to get the whole class at the same basic level of knowledge before he or she will start his/her teaching.

We at have number of ready to use e-learning products available to cover security, safety and service related training needs with standardised content.

If you want to improve your company’s training related productivity today you can contact us today, we know how this can be done.

Best regards,


ULD eLearning to enhance safety

Just like any other aircraft component, Unit Load Devices (ULD) are regulated to ensure flight safety under all circumstances.

These rules are defined by the governing bodies like ICAO and IATA and put into national legislation by each national Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


The IATA has developed ULD Regulations (ULDR) as a single source of international standards and procedures concerning specifications, handling, restraint and maintenance of ULDs in commercial aviation operations.

Operational personnel must be trained

The IATA ULDR states that operational personnel directly involved in ULD operations are required to be trained regularly on topics relevant to their job tasks and responsibilities.

“ULD operations training shall be provided to all persons involved in ULD operations, regardless of their being employed by the carrier or a non-airline organization such as Ground Service Providers (e.g. ground handling agents, cargo terminal operators), freight forwarders or shippers/consignees, ground transportation service providers (e.g. trucking companies), ULD leasing/rental service providers, as long as they perform one of the functions (ULD Handling, ULD Build-up – baggage only, ULD Build-up, Aircraft Loading, Load Control & Loading Supervisor, Loadmaster, Cargo Operations Engineering – COE).
Training requirements apply to wholly employed, part time, or contracted personnel”

– IATA ULD Regulations – This is Regulatory requirement from ICAO and/or Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA)

We can help you in training

We at can help airlines, ground handling agents and logistic companies to meet the new ULD handling training standards with our cost effective ULD Handling e-Learning course.

Here you can download and share ULD Safety campaigning posters

We know what it takes to provide required training, just contact us to hear how we do it with you.

Pertti Mero

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What are the top tech trends 2018?

Several authors present their list of the top strategic technology trends that will impact world and organizations in 2018.

“The continuing digital business evolution exploits new digital models to align more closely the physical and digital worlds for employees, partners and customers,” Gartner

“The technologies you should absolutely consider,” PwC

“Today, digital reality, cognitive and blockchain are defining IT, business and society in general, “ Deloitte

They all define technology trends which are just beginning to break out of an emerging state and stand to have substantial disruptive potential across Industries.

We wanted to share these visions and highly encourage you to spend few moments to read the material we have picked for you.

Deloitte – Top Tech Trends 2018

Gartner – Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

PwC – The eight technologies you should absolutely consider

Do you want to know how we at Airport College International will follow these global trends?

Please send me an email for more information.

With best regards,

Let us help you to maintain competences required by clients and authorities

Today anyone who works in the airport operations or logistics must be trained according to their job function. With our complete training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by clients and authorities.

We offer online courses, automated certificate issuance and complete training records. If you like, our courses can also be used as part of traditional classroom training where qualified instructor run the courses.

Our training content complies with the international training requirements established by governing bodies, such as the ICAO and IATA.

I think you’ll find…

We have issued over 30.000 course certificates globally. Today we offer different language versions including English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish and Finnish.

With more than 15 locations around the world, Airport College International is proud to offer online e-Learning courses when you want your organisation to learn. We have developed a comprehensive set of online courses together with our airline and ground handling clients and I think you’ll find something interesting from our offering.

We also provide Airport Ground Handling Certificate Programs for companies and people who want to develop their airport ground handling skills. The new program prepares people to handle their jobs better and improves their career prospects.

Browse the Airport College International courses ( and check our latest courses. If you don’t find courses you are looking for we can also tailormade courses according to your needs.

Do you want to know more?

Please send me an email to get more information.

With best regards,

Live Animals Regulations (LAR) – a new online eLearning training course ready to use

We want to sincerely thank all of you who have helped us to create our Live Animals Regulations (LAR) eLearning training course.

Your commitment to the topic and providing valuable views and feedback has helped us to evolve Live Animals Regulations (LAR) course into what it is today.


Transporting animals, especially for long journeys, air transportation is often the only option. In order to treat animals humanely and meet handling standards, personnel involved in the transport of live animals need to be trained to fulfil their responsibilities.

The personnel include, to name a few, ground-handling staff (passenger, ramp and cargo handling), pilots, air crew, animal attendants and forwarding agents.

We wanted to meet these standards when creating our training course for Live Animals Regulations (LAR). Our work is done and the brand new course is available for you.

Do you want to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
With best regards,