Schengen Travel Documents eLearning Course for Airlines and Ground Handling Companies

Be ready when the borders reopen

The COVID-19 crises with quarantine measures and a significantly reduced number of flights had led airlines and ground handling companies to have less people on duty. In most locations operations have been run with a minimal number of staff.

Now, when the aviation industry is slowly and safely re-opening operations, staff training is at the core of return-to-work preparations. The first priority is to ensure that all personnel have valid mandatory training and right next that staff skills have not been unsharpened during the months away from work.

An essential part of this work is checking each persons training and plan what training they need to complete in order to succeed in their daily work. When mandatory training is valid and up-to-date there are several skill areas that should be taken in to the discussion. One of these skills related to the travel documentation is Schengen. If this is ignored, there will be a huge amount mistakes and fines that cost a lot of money.

Train your Passenger Service staff to avoid fines

Our Schengen Travel Documents eLearning Course provides practical information on how to systematically check passenger documentation and to ensure that only passengers with adequate, valid documentation are accepted on flights to the Schengen area.

Schengen Area – The World’s Largest Visa Free Zone

The Schengen Area, signifies a zone where 26 European countries, abolished their internal borders, for the free and unrestricted movement of people, in harmony with common rules for controlling external borders and fighting criminality, by strengthening the common judicial system and police cooperation.

Schengen States apply common rules to people entering the area, including rules on document checks and visa requirements.

Airlines are responsible for ensuring that the passengers they carry have all required travel documents in place to enter the Schengen area. However, many passengers that intend to access the Schengen area are still using improper or invalid travel documentation.

Fines worth millions of euros every year

Whenever an airline is found guilty, a fine of between 3.000 to 5.000 EUR, per passenger travelling with improper documentation, may be imposed. The cumulative cost of fines per year for airlines may be counted in millions of euros.

We created this course with Finnair

We made this online course together with Finnair and have designed it to be suitable for all employees who are checking-in or boarding passengers, particularly those working in ground handling operations.

Do you want to know more?

Please send me an email to get more information.

With best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Benefits of Our Training Services

Our clients want tangible benefits when they start using online eLearning.

To help our clients move forward in their decision-making, we have put together a concrete list of benefits that help them make decision.

We know how to reach these benefits

  • No matter if your organisation has 100, 1000, or more employees
  • Our service scales to match your demand
  • Just select the courses from our ever-growing course portfolio and start the training

Training…training…training!

Browse the Airport College International courses (https://airportcollege.com/courses-and-services/) and check our latest courses.

If you don’t find courses you are looking for we can also tailor-make courses to suit your needs.

Do you want to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

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We Start Cooperation with Airport Services Association (ASA)

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Airport Services Association (ASA) to supply their members with training solutions that support safe and efficient ground handling operations.

The aviation industry faces a challenge to deliver ground handling related training by using new training methods. At the same time, training should be relevant, user friendly and cost-effective. Together we can distribute sustainable training solutions to ASA members around the world under special membership terms.

Training for Operational Staff

Qualified employees are one of the most important assets to increase productivity and improve the quality of services. It’s a top priority to offer suitable training in all organisational levels, not only middle and top management.

Why Airport College?

We provide a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics. With our complete training service your company can efficiently and flexibly train operational staff and maintain competences required by your clients and authorities.

Please remember that our eLearning courses can be used for self-study, part of blended learning or as instructors’ support material in the classroom.

Would you like to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Airport College International and Airport Services Association sign a Cooperation Agreement

PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release September 1st 2020

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International Ltd. is excited to announce the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between Airport College and Airport Services Association (ASA), Belgium.

The aim of this initiative is to supply ASA members with training solutions that support safe and efficient ground handling operations. Under the terms of the agreement Airport College International Ltd. makes online training courses available to ASA members under special membership terms. ASA contributes to the promotion of online training courses through ASA’s membership and communication channels.

“We are working constantly to provide a platform where our members can drive change, influence the industry and promote safety and quality at our airports. Training is an important part of this work.” – says Airport Services Association Director General, Fabio Gamba.

“The aviation industry faces a challenge to deliver ground handling related training by using new training methods. At the same time, training should be relevant, user friendly and cost-effective. Together with Airport Services Association we can distribute sustainable training solutions to ASA members around the world.” – adds Airport College International CEO, Pertti Mero.

About Airport College International

Airport College International provides a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics in safety, security and service topics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by airlines and authorities.

Airport Services Association (ASA)

Airport Services Association is the globally recognized trade association for the independent ground and air cargo handling industry and is the voice of the 1.6 million men and women who service the aircraft on the ground.

Learn more about ASA at https://www.asaworld.aero

Further information

AirportCollege.com Media Desk
+358-50-392 7447, media(at)airportcollege.com

Virtual Reality ULD Training with ULD CARE

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with ULD CARE to bring Virtual Reality (VR) to ULD inspection training.

In the near future, we will jointly bring a cost effective and measurable ULD training solution to the market for the tens of thousands of employees who work with ULD’s around the world.

When a ULD is loaded into an aircraft it becomes a part of the aircraft and is subject to the same performance standards as all other components of the aircraft. This means that a ULD is required to be inspected for damage before use and loading into the aircraft.

There is evidence that ULD’s are routinely carried on flights unsafely, running the risk of inadequate cargo restraint, and also causing damage to aircraft cargo holds as shown in the pictures below. With proper training, these problems can be significantly reduced.

Pictures © ULD CARE

VR technology offers affordable opportunities for ULD Training

VR technology opens significant possibilities to improve aviation safety by providing effective and measurable training for ramp and cargo terminal personnel, in the key areas of inspecting containers, pallets and nets for damage before use.

We have combined training and gaming elements in our VR solution with advanced scenarios and detailed feedback to take aviation training to the next level. This training solution will soon be available for your organisation.

Would you like to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

ULD CARE and Airport College International collaborate to bring Virtual Reality to ULD training

PRESS RELEASE – AirportCollege.com – for immediate release August 27th 2020

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International Ltd., the leading provider of online learning programs for the Aviation industry, and ULD CARE, the trade association for ULD owners, operators and associated activities, are pleased to announce their collaboration to establish Virtual Reality training as the “go to” format for delivering cost effective, measurable ULD training to the tens of thousands of staff who work in one way or the other with ULD around the world.

ULD CARE and Airport College International Ltd. are pleased to announce their collaboration in a project to provide Virtual Reality (VR) training for preflight ULD inspections.

While on one hand a great deal of ULD ground operations are conducted by service providers or freight forwarders on the other hand the moment a ULD is loaded into the aircraft it becomes a part of the aircraft and is subject to the same performance standards as all other components of the aircraft. And like all other aspects of the aircraft this means that ULD is required to be inspected for damage before use.

There is however much anecdotal evidence of failings in this area, meaning that not only are unsafe ULD’s routinely carried on flights, running the risk of inadequate cargo restraint, and also causing damage to the aircraft cargo holds.

It is no secret that the ground handling cargo industries suffer from exceptionally high staff turnover and that maintaining adequate training standards is a major challenge and that all too often ULD standards suffer as a result. VR technology is rapidly developing in capability while simultaneously becoming progressively more affordable, and would appear to offer significant opportunities to provide effective and measurable basic level training for ramp and cargo terminal operators in the key areas of inspecting containers, pallets and nets for damage before use. 

About Airport College International

Airport College International provides a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics in safety, security and service topics. With the training service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by airlines and authorities.

About ULD CARE

ULD CARE is a global industry trade association whose members represent all aspects of the ULD industry, including airlines, manufacturers, and suppliers. Membership is open for organizations whose scope encompasses any aircraft unit load device (ULD) activity. ULD CARE started as an IATA committee in 1971 and became an independent legal entity in 2011.

Further information

AirportCollege.com Media Desk
+358-50-392 7447, media(at)airportcollege.com

Why is Training Important?

Today anyone who works in airline or airport ground handling operations must be trained according to their job function. This includes initial training to acquire required competences and regular recurrent training to maintain and update the skills.

Employees who are competent and on top of the changing industry standards help your company meet industry safety standards and regulations.

Training for Operational Staff

Qualified employees are one of the most important assets to increase productivity and improve the quality of services. It’s top priority to offer suitable training in all organisational levels, not only middle and top management.

Operational staff plays a key role in safety and productivity

Training enhances company reputation and, of course, is needed to pass audits conducted by airlines. A solid, well implemented and communicated training plan makes a company more attractive to potential new recruits as well as to the new airline clients. Well balanced training and personnel development also reduces employee turnover and is seen as an company benefit.

Why Airport College?

We provide a complete online training service for airlines, airport ground handling agents and logistics. With our complete training service your company can efficiently and flexibly train operational staff and maintain competences required by your clients and authorities.

Please remember that our eLearning courses can be used for self-study, part of blended learning or as instructors’ support material in the classroom.

We can help you in training

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

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Revolution of online training in the aviation industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the aviation industry, cutting passenger capacity and leading to massive staff lay-offs.

Triggered by the crisis and driven by digital transformation, a revolution in corporate training is now happening.

My colleague, Mr. Teemu Patala, wrote a white paper focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 in competence development of Ground Handling Companies and outlining what needs to be taken into account when providing proper training for an entire workforce in the future.

The white paper:

  • Outlines digital means and methods of learning
  • It proposes a set of solutions that will guide companies through these challenging times 

In order to help management and HR departments streamline their training provision, empowered by digital enablers.

The white paper is now available here.

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about the possibilities of online training, please do not hesitate to drop me an email.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Moving Forward. Working together.

Online eLearning for the Restart

Our online eLearning courses can help airlines and ground handling agents to be ready for the restart of the aviation industry.

Are you ready for the restart?

We can help your organisation with our online eLearning courses when you need to refresh your workforce qualifications and keep them compliant or provide initial training for newcomers.

We have different pricing options to suit any company needs. You can buy just one course voucher or a bundle of course vouchers. With a monthly course subscription you can easily keep your staff training up-to-date worry-free and at discounted price. You can choose the courses from our course portfolio or we can tailor-make courses according to your training needs.

Now is the right time to reorganise your training and we can be your outsourcing companion when this is needed.

We have a great selection of ready-to-use online training courses for

  • Airline operations
  • Passenger Services
  • Ramp Handling
  • Cargo Handling

Courses are ideal for recurrent and refresher training for personnel returning to work after being laid off for some months. Study times of our courses vary from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

Browse Airport College International website and check our latest courses: https://airportcollege.com/courses-and-services/

If you don’t find courses you are looking for, we can also tailor-make courses to suit your unique needs.

You can train your staff efficiently and flexibly with our training service, and maintain competences required by airlines and authorities

In order to help airlines and ground handling companies return to service, we can provide discounted prices for all training courses.

Would you like to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.

With best regards,
Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Ramp Handling Staff in Focus

Thousands of Ramp Handling personnel take our online courses every year

With our complete training service you can efficiently and flexibly train ramp handling staff, and maintain competences required by airlines and authorities.

Ramp handling personnel need to study a number of aircraft handling, safety and security related topics regularly.

Please check the following list of ready-to-use online courses and let us know if you want to know more about course content and prices.

Online eLearning courses for Ramp Handling personnel:

  1. Ramp Handling
  2. Aviation Security
  3. Airside Safety
  4. Dangerous Goods Regulations
  5. Human Factors
  6. ULD Operations
  7. Introduction to Safety Management System (SMS)
  8. Information Security
  9. Aircraft Turnaround Coordination
  10. De-icing (DI-L20) Operator
  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  12. Cargo in Passenger Cabin

Around the world

Our online courses are used in more than 140 countries around the world. Airport College International is proud to offer online eLearning courses in several languages to support your company training needs.

We are actively looking for new clients and would like to provide you with our online training services.

Would you like to know more?

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information. 

With best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Moving Forward. Working together.