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,

50.000+ Airport College online course certificates issued

We have issued over 50.000 certificates for aviation and logistics operations and offer a number of courses that fit your learning schedule and budget.

Around the world

Our clients are using 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

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Current Roadshow in Asia

At the moment and during the coming weeks we are meeting several aviation key players, clients and partners in Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan and Korea. Next weeks blogs will give the latest news from the region. 

Do you want to know more?

Please send us an email to get more information.

Best regards,

Perishable Cargo Handling eLearning Course now available

We have launched a new Perishable Cargo Handling online eLearning course to improve handling and air transportation of perishable products. 

Perishable goods is a growing segment of air cargo and we need to ensure that PER-products will reach the customer on-time, and in sound condition.

Our course provides practical information for parties involved in the packaging and handling of perishables products.

We have created the course in line with IATA’s Perishable Cargo Regulations. The PCR is a reference manual for temperature control and cold chain management of goods from the pharmaceutical and food sectors. Our course follows and explains the latest practices and how to properly prepare, package and handle time and temperature sensitive goods quickly and efficiently.

Do you want to know more?

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

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


IATA Strategic Partnership continues

I’m proud to inform you that this year too, Airport College International continues its valuable co-operation with IATA. We have been a Strategic Partner with IATA for several years in Ground Operations, which is our main area of training.

I believe that this strategic partnership provides us with unique insight into airlines’ and ground handlers priorities and helps us build new and strengthen existing relationships with key stakeholders of the industry.

New training solutions

Business environments and the needs for personnel skills are rapidly evolving as technology is everywhere. We are working hard with our current online training offering to make it a perfect piece of our clients training set.

We are running several research projects at the moment to map the future of airport training. This covers new technologies such as AR and VR, advanced AI supported tracking and feedback solutions to mention a few. In this work we find our IATA Strategic Partnership highly valuable.

What are IATA Strategic Partners?

We are suppliers and service providers of the air transport industry who, as members of IATA Strategic Partnerships, interact with IATA and Member airlines in the development of industry solutions.

The Strategic Partnerships Program is a platform for aviation solution providers to build as well as strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. Through their participation in various IATA work groups, Strategic Partners gain a unique insight into airlines’ priorities and have the opportunity to be recognized for working together with IATA in serving the air transport industry.

Do you want to know more?

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


The must-have ULD tools

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

Operational personnel must be trained

Operational personnel directly involved in ULD operations are required to be trained regularly on topics relevant to their job tasks and responsibilities.*

Our tools for operational people

  1. The official website is now open
  2. ULD Operations eLearning course is available

We can help you in training

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

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

Do you want to know more?

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


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

The official website is now open

Welcome to the brand new website to 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:

“It does not take too long to inspect a ULD’ is our key message to operational staff when preparing ULDs to the flight”
-Bob Rogers, Vice President, ULD Care

We want to sincerely thank all of you who have helped us create our ULD60seconds concept and we are ready to develop the content according to industry needs.

Do you want to know more?

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


ULD IN 60 SECONDS released for global distribution

PRESS RELEASE – – for immediate release 11th of March 2019

Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International and ULD CARE have launched free video tools for the air cargo industry, ULD IN 60 SECONDS.

The concept includes series of instructional 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. The service is available here:
“ULD60Seconds can be used as part of training as well as for general viewing on the in-house video systems that are found in many cargo and passenger terminals these days,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero. “Training is the critical piece of the puzzle in the safe ULD handling and our 60 second long videos provide with basic principles of safe and efficient ULD operations.”
“It does not take too long to inspect a ULD’ is our key message to operational staff when preparing ULDs to the flight,” says ULD CARE Vice President Bob Rogers. “Container Inspection and Pallet Build up are the first two releases, to be followed by topics such as Pallet Inspection and Straps Inspection during the remainder of 2019. The concept has been developed in association with Finnair Cargo and we want to share this free of charge globally,” adds Rogers.

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 ULD Care

ULD CARE is a global industry association whose members represent all aspects of the air cargo 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 a legal entity in 2011

Learn more about ULD Care at

Further information Media Desk
+358-50-392 7447, media(at)

Our new AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) online eLearning training course is now available for logistics

We are excited to announce that an eLearning training course, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) for logistics, is now ready and released.

Above: Example screenshot from the AEO eLearning course

The course is intended for staff working on logistics and provides practical information how security should be taken into account in different areas of activity. The student will also become familiar with the European Union’s AEO regulations, their requirements and the AEO mandate.

Training has been divided into four sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Security Solutions
  3. Transport and Logistics
  4. Course summary and Final Test

The course takes about 35 minutes.

Airport College International wanted to help logistics service providers (LSPs) in global business to tackle security challenges and created an AEO eLearning course according to European Union’s AEO regulations.

The brand new course is available in English and we are ready to provide other language versions according to our client’s needs.

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


The future of HR in a data-driven world

According to studies people become happier when they invest in an experience. Based on this fact it makes sense for companies to build employee engagement programmes based on experiences.

What do you need to make it happen?

1. Understand your workforce

In five years from now 75% of the global workforce will be millennials. Their work culture is increasingly driven by behaviours, beliefs and expectations and you need to understand their needs and values.

2. Technology to collect and analyse information

Factors such as age, family, workplace location, team size, training, etc. will yield value and give you an opportunity to personalize communication within your organisation and peers.

Once you have suitable tools, which are not so expensive today, you can identify patterns, build insight across your organisation and make more accurate predictions to manage and retain your people.

We have closely studied this megatrend and built our online solutions to promote the modern HR organisations.

We have three online solutions available today to help your company’s HR in a data-driven world

These solutions are:

  1. Employee Recruiting Tool
  2. eLearning Training Courses
  3. SMS Reporting System

We can help your company find a workforce, onboard your workforce and train personnel and comply with safety management system requirements.

We at Airport College are actively looking for new clients and would like to provide you with our solutions for tackling these industry-wide challenges.

Please drop me an email to discuss more. 

Best regards, 


We support sustainable air transport

According to our Environmental Policy, we are committed to developing online eLearning training services which support and promote sustainable and eco-efficient air transport.

eLearning is good for the environment too

Britain’s Open University’s study found that producing and providing eLearning courses consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional face-to-face courses.

eLearning eliminates the need to travel for both instructors and students

The cost reduction of expenses and a little help for the environment go hand-in-hand and brings environmental and monetary benefits to your organisation.

When well-designed online training products are used, the training related saving potential is huge, up to 80%, as we have stated earlier.

When combining these two benefits together, the positive impact is compelling and powerful

It helps organisations increase efficiency and cost reduction and can be linked to your organisations corporate image. We have done several case studies with our clients. If you are interested in hearing about the results, I’ll be happy to share what we have learned with you.

eLearning can produce great results

We can help you achieve your goals and at the same time help the environment, your people – and save money and time.

If you would like to know more about us and our solutions, please send your request by e-mail directly to me.