SAAA@Singapore goes eLearning

I’m pleased to announce that the Singapore Airfreight association SAAA@Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore Aircargo Agents Association) will make our eLearning courses available to their members.

Final steps for the eLearning launch were agreed in the meeting in Singapore on 4th June by Peggy Lim (right), Pauline Tok, Ari Ketola and Ronnie Chew.

Launch on July 1st 2019

All 140 active members of the SAAA@Singapore will have access to the courses from the beginning of July this summer. The courses will be available via SAAA@Singapore eLearning Portal hosted by Airport College Intl. Members can have access to the courses via Peggy Lim from SAAA@Singapore.

Singapore Airfreight is Flying High

From 2013 the amount of air cargo handled at Changi Airport in Singapore has been growing. In 2018 the total weight was over 215.000.000 tonnes.

Major expansions to the Changi Airport are creating significant opportunities to Singapore’s airfreight business.

We are honoured to support this with our online training solutions together with our local representative Worldwide GSA.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about our training solutions in Singapore (or anywhere else), please send me an email.

Best regards,

Ari Ketola
ari.ketola@airportcollege.com

Higher profit margins with training

The tightening labour market in the airport ground operations is a concern of all industry players. Businesses are struggling to hire new skilled workforce and trying to keep their current employees onboard.

According to market studies:

  • 94% of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if companies invested in their career development. 
  • Companies with good training programs have 24% higher profit margin than those companies that spend less effort on training.

We at AirportCollege.com answer these challenges in two important ways:

First, we offer numerous online courses for safety, security and service training designed specifically for people in airline and ground handling operations. 

Second, we focus on delivering high quality online training which can be the key in engaging employees and keeping them onboard longer.

We at Airport College are actively supporting all parties by providing training solutions for safer aviation and better customer experience.

Please drop me an email to learn more how we help our clients.

Best regards,Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Thousands of Passenger Service personnel take our online courses every year

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

Passenger Service personnel need to study a number of safety, security and service 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.

Passenger Service eLearning courses

  1. Passenger Handling
  2. Threatening Customers
  3. Introduction to the Airport
  4. Aviation Security
  5. Airside Safety
  6. Dangerous Goods Regulations
  7. Human Factors
  8. Aircraft Turnaround Coordination
  9. Introduction to Safety Management System (SMS)
  10. Information Security

Around the world

Our online courses are used in more than 20 countries around the world. Airport College International is proud to offer online eLearning courses in several languages to support your company training needs.

Do you want to know more?

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

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

Ramp Staff training in focus

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

Thousands of Ramp Agents take our online courses every year

We offer cost efficient online eLearning training courses suitable for Airlines, Ground Handling Agents and Logistics. 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.

Ramp Handling eLearning courses

  1. Ramp Handling
  2. Introduction to the Airport
  3. Aviation Security
  4. Airside Safety
  5. Dangerous Goods Regulations
  6. Human Factors
  7. Aircraft Turnaround Coordination
  8. Unit Load Device Handling
  9. Introduction to Safety Management System (SMS)
  10. Information Security

Around the world

Our clients use our online courses in more than 20 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 constantly working with new language versions to better serve the industry

Training courses

Browse (https://airportcollege.com/courses-and-services/) to learn more about courses or drop me an email to get a full list of courses.

If our course offering doesn’t match your training needs, we can always create tailor-made courses for your company. Ask for details.

Get free videos about ULD inspection, handling and storage

The Container Inspection and Pallet Build Up videos are the first two releases currently available in 15+ different languages. These releases will be followed by topics such as Pallet Inspection and Straps Inspection during the remainder of 2019, please stay tuned!

The service is available here: https://uld60seconds.com

Do you want to know more?

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

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

Airport College International Limited and Jardine Aviation Academy sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

PRESS RELEASE – AirportCollege.com – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20th May 2019

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International is excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Airport College Limited and Jardine Aviation Academy of Jardine Aviation Services Group (JASG), Hong Kong

The Parties have expressed their mutual interest in a collaboration aiming at organising and promoting aviation training programmes to talents in the industry. Under the terms of the MoU, both companies will share information and expertise regarding the development, provision, operation of training programmes to support aviation professionals in Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR), Macau SAR (MSAR) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

“Global air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years, creating millions of new jobs. The Asia-Pacific region will drive the biggest growth and China will be the world’s largest aviation market in the mid-2020s”, says Director & General Manager, Passenger Services of JASG, Dave Li.

“The aviation industry faces a huge challenge to deliver training for new workforce. The industry needs to attract new talents by providing new training methods and forward-looking career paths. At the same time, the training should be relevant, user-friendly and cost-effective. Together with Jardine Aviation Services Group we can create sustainable training solutions for the future”, saysAirport 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 College International is a strategic partner of IATA.

About Jardine Aviation Services Group

JASG is a market leader in providing customised ground handling services with over 70 years of experience at Hong Kong International Airport. JASG serves over 60 international passenger and cargo airlines. Having its own dedicated on-airport training facilities, it also provides most advanced operational and safety training programmes. JASG is a joint venture between the Jardine Matheson Group and China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC).

Further information

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

News: https://airportcollege.com/category/news/

Do you train people for Air Cargo Operations?

If your answer is Yes, we have very good news for you.

We provide online training for thousands of air cargo professionals from warehouse workers to management. With our high quality training they can meet international training requirements flexibly and at a reasonable cost.

A well trained workforce makes the air cargo industry safe, secure, and sustainable

We offer cost efficient online eLearning training courses suitable for Airlines, Ground Handling Agents and Logistics. 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.

Air Cargo eLearning courses

  1. Introduction to Air Cargo
  2. Cargo Handling
  3. Dangerous Goods Regulations
  4. Aviation Security
  5. Human Factors
  6. Unit Load Device Handling
  7. Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling
  8. Perishable Cargo Handling
  9. Live Animals Regulations
  10. Information Security
  11. AEO – Authorized Economic Operator

Around the world

Our clients use our online courses in more than 20 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 constantly working with new language versions to better serve the industry.

Training courses

Browse (https://airportcollege.com/courses-and-services/) to learn more about courses or drop me an email to get a full list of courses.

If our course offering doesn’t match your training needs, we can always create tailor-made courses for your company. Ask for details.

Get free videos about ULD inspection, handling and storage

The Container Inspection and Pallet Build Up videos are the first two releases currently available in 15+ different languages. These releases will be followed by topics such as Pallet Inspection and Straps Inspection during the remainder of 2019, please stay tuned!

The service is available here: https://uld60seconds.com

Do you want to know more?

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

With best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Skilled personnel promotes business

A skilled and motivated personnel is a key success factor for Airpro, a ground handling company based in Finland. Their business has shown growth and a we are proud to continuously support this development.

Airpro provides high-quality ground handling services for the aviation business at 16 airports in Finland. Airpro is among the first IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) -registered ground service providers in the Nordic countries.

10.000 course certificates at Airpro

This week Airport College International handed a recognition of 10.000 course certificates to Airpro in their Helsinki-Vantaa Airport office.

Official recognition of 10.000 course certificates handed by Pertti Mero and Ari Ketola to the Airpro training team.

Continuous development

Airpro encourages its employees to participate in continuous development by supporting the training and development of professional skills using multiple methods. Professional competences must meet the job specific skills profiles and international training requirements. Airport College eLearning courses play a central role in running continuous recurrent training for Airpro staff.

We can support your training too

Airport College International is an expert at helping all sizes of airlines, ground handlers and logistics companies to create a perfect set of training. The aim is to fulfil requirements, promote employee satisfaction and organizational development.

Please send me an email to open a dialogue regarding your company needs.

Best regards,

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcolle.com

Maintain competences efficiently

Today anyone who works in the airport operations or logistics must be trained according to their job function. With our complete online 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 international training requirements established by governing bodies, such as the ICAO and IATA.

I think you’ll find…

We have issued over 50.000 course certificates globally. Today we offer different language versions including English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Finnish. And more to come soon.

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.

Browse through Airport College International https://airportcollege.com and check our latest news and courses.

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

Do you want to know more?

Please send me an email for more information.

With best regards,
Pertti

News from Korea

Kumho to sell Asiana Airlines

Korean conglomerate Kumho Industrial Co. decided to sell its controlling stake of 33.47 percent in Asiana Airlines Inc., the country’s second-largest carrier.

The buyer has not yet been identified, but media reports say multiple conglomerates could be among the potential candidates to purchase the stake.

Korea raised taxes and minimum wage…

Korea raised taxes and the minimum wage in the name of economic growth. So far, it has not worked out as planned. Growth has slowed down, unemployment has risen and business owners are complaining. 

The biggest problem is for small and medium size businesses, which are often unable to pass higher costs on to their customers.

Korean aviation is growing rapidly…

and one concrete example of this is our client and representative Sharp Aviation K. Their business has shown significant growth and a we are proud to continuously support this development. This week Airport College International handed a recognition of 10.000 course certificates to Sharp Aviation K in their Incheon Airport office.

Official recognition of 10.000 course certificates handed by Pertti Mero to the Sharp Aviation K training team and Mr. SS Paik, CEO and President of Sharp Aviation K.

News from Japan

40.000 New flight slots at Haneda Airport

Daytime flight slots at Haneda are slated to rise to 99,000 a year in 2020 from the current 60,000. This translates to an increase of about 50 flights per day. Half of the added capacity will be divided between Japanese and American carriers. 

Olympics in 2020…

The Japanese government aims to boost the number of foreign visitors to 40 million a year in 2020.

Narita Airport is hiring more foreigners

NAA – Narita International Airport Company is hiring more foreigners to better serve non-Japanese visitors as they arrive in increasing numbers under the government’s policy to promote inbound tourism.

And finally… lack of personnel…

Japanese companies are reporting that the lack of personnel is their biggest challenge. The problem is severe in the service sector, including airport ground handling and truck transportation.

Best regards,
Pertti

News from our Asian tour

Airport Authority of Hong Kong…

is spending HKs141.5 billion to build a third runway and new passenger concourse. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 increasing the number of passengers using the airport by 30 million a year. In 2018, the airport handled more than 74 million passengers, a record for a single year. 

Ground Handling companies in Hong Kong…

tell that it’s not unusual that over 50% of their personnel will leave the company before they have worked one year. This leads to a challenge to provide just-on-time training effectively and get new employees onboard as quickly as possible. We are providing perfect solutions to address this challenge.

Philippines aviation is growing rapidly…

and we learned that some new arrangements in the field of ground handling have been established recently. We are looking forward to learn more about the Philippines market with our representative PTC Mil-Com Aviation Center. We had a great start last week when we met some of the major ground handling companies with Dino Santos of PTC.

From left Ari, Dino and Pertti

Stay tuned

Next week we’ll update you with the latest news from Japan and Korea to where our tour will be heading next.

Thank you all for reading.

Best regards,
Pertti