Let us help you maintain mandatory ground handling competences

Today anyone who works in airport operations 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.

Effective and proven online training solutions

We offer online courses, automated certificate issuance and complete training records.

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

Available globally in many languages

Today we offer various language versions including English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish and Finnish.

With more than 20 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 am sure you’ll find something interesting from our selection of courses.

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 send me an email to get more information.

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

COVID-19, Coronavirus Information

Dear clients and colleagues,

as COVID-19 (the coronavirus) continues to impact the global community, I want to update you on the steps we have taken to ensure business continuity for all our clients around the world.

Our cloud-based online training and 24/7-platform performance will not be affected. Our course production, support services and sales will continue as before the outbreak, to serve our clients during these challenging times.

The health and safety of our community and our employees is our top priority and we’re committed to protecting those around us. We have asked our employees to work from home and instructed our network partners to follow WHO health instructions.

The most important thing is to take care of each other and follow the directions given by the healthcare officials.

Pertti Mero
CEO and Co-founder of Airport College International Ltd.

The Importance of Partnerships

In order to be competitive, companies must focus on creating opportunities, not only for their clients, but also for their partners involved in the value chain.

We have learned that trusted partners can be found around the world and also from new business verticals that we previously thought were not worth exploring. Together with our partners we’re always at the forefront of innovation, and able to deliver training solutions that help our clients to be productive and serve their clients better.

Successful partnerships

Our successful partnerships with true bidirectional benefits include many clients and organizations.

Together with our partners, we have created significant value to airlines and ground handling companies with our joint efforts in safety and other topics which cover eLearning courses, training videos and more.

We are constantly building courses and new training solutions, not only to serve our clients, but the whole global aviation industry.

Feedback and Sharing of Experiences

Our clients and partners frequently provide feedback on our online courses and share their innovative proposals with us as how to develop our Virtual Reality (VR) training solutions, even during these challenging times. This we value a lot!

We simply want to thank you, and hope you take good care of yourselves and people around you.

Let’s keep in touch. 

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

How to avoid information leaks

Most companies have invested massive amounts of money in ICT, security systems and movement control. Premises and employees are protected with state-of-the-art locking systems and CCTV’s. Often too little attention is paid to ensure that employees understand how to treat company information and what to communicate with people outside their organisation.

Here’s some basic rules to follow:

  • Work matters should be discussed only at work, not even at home with family members.
  • Public places, public transport or restaurants are not good places for work discussions or phone conversations about work.
  • Think about what and how you communicate, in work premises too, and remember the people within hearing range who can be customers or business partners.
  • Office and meeting room sound insulation is not always enough to ensure that your message would remain entirely within the walls.
  • It is important to remember that when you are on social media, in the name of your company, you are representing your employer.

Think before you act!

Human behaviour plays a central role in information security and security culture needs to be improved continuously. We have worked closely with our clients and learned that information security training is a must when companies are building a strong security culture.

Information Security Online eLearning Course

Our Information Security Online eLearning Training Course is designed for personnel to gain relevant knowledge and acquire practical skills as to how to avoid information security mistakes, and help companies gain compliance with information security recommendations.

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about our services and how we will support clients, please send your request by email directly to me.

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

Around the world

Our online courses are used in more than 30 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

Passenger Handling Staff in Focus

Thousands of Passenger Handling personnel take our online courses every year

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

Passenger handling personnel need to study a number of service, 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 Passenger Handling personnel:

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

Around the world

Our online courses are used in more than 30 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

What do your colleagues expect from eLearning?

We have met several clients and discussed the importance of training and what the role of online training is in their business. Many great ideas for future digital learning methods were tossed around and some of them are actually already here and in use.

During the meetings and coffee break discussions we collected valuable feedback for our course development and learned what the value of online training is for our clients.

In this blog I summarise some of the key findings and will share the rest of them in coming weeks.

Some key findings from our discussions

Many important topics were discussed with our clients and colleagues. The following themes arose repeatedly from these discussions. I’ll summarise the most important topics, which were:

  • Training courses must comply with the training requirements of international aviation authorities, such as the IATA and ICAO.
  • It takes a lot of time and effort to create relevant course content and keep it updated.
  • The pedagogical approach must be selected carefully to be suitable into an online environments and training target groups.
  • Online courses must be suitable for self-study, fit well as part of blended learning, and support instructor if the material is used in the classroom.
  • Course content should be customizable to fit local and clients’ needs.

What is our promise for the future?

We work hard with the leading experts in the aviation industry to ensure that training content is relevant and always up-to-date.

We make every effort we can that our eLearning courses can be used for self-study, as part of blended learning or as instructors’ support material in the classroom. Course content can be customised to fit any company needs.

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about our services and how we will support clients please send your request by email directly to me.

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

Competent workforce makes the difference in Pharma Transportation

More and more pharmaceutical and healthcare products are transported each year by air, and we need to ensure that products reach the customer on-time, and in sound condition.

The whole distribution process of pharmaceutical products, from the premises of the product manufacturer to the entity providing pharmaceutical products, directly to a patient, is carefully regulated.

As transportation plays a critical part in the process, a competent workforce is a must to guarantee the safety of products.

New training methods need to be explored

My colleague, Mr. Teemu Patala, wrote an article in PMPS magazine about the challenges for Pharma logistics, and what needs to be taken into account when providing proper training for an entire workforce.

Mr. Patala’s key statements in the article are: 

  • The global challenge to find competent people
  • A skilled workforce is the key to successful pharma transportation
  • Modern training solutions can significantly support the development of skills

PMPS (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer) February 2020 issue is now live online. You can access the magazine from the link below. Mr. Patala’s article can be found by scrolling to page 72: https://en.calameo.com/read/006113385d09d19d00aa7

Training Innovations Help Prepare

Our Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling eLearning course provides practical guidance as to how to properly prepare, package and handle time and temperature sensitive goods, quickly and efficiently.

Created with industry experts for you

We have created this eLearning course together with an Airline and a Ground Handling company to meet international requirements. The course content is in line with IATA’s Temperature Control Regulations. Let us help you to get your staff competent and certified.

Do you want to know more?

If you would like to know more about the Pharma eLearning course, please do not hesitate to drop me an email.

Pertti
pertti.mero@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

50 Years of ULD’s in the Air

The first commercial 747 passenger flight departed from New York to London on January 22, 1970, operated by Pan Am and carried ULDs for the very first time on a commercial passenger flight.

Since those days ULDs have been essential to the air transportation business and now is a good time to highlight the importance of ULDs.

Today 1 million aircraft ULDs are in service. They are an expensive asset and require correct handling. Every year, the total cost of both repair and loss of ULDs is estimated to be about $300 million, excluding flight delays and cancelations due to their unavailability.

Pan Am Historical Foundation photos of Pan Am’s historic Boeing 747s

ULD’s are official aircraft parts and directly contribute to flight safety:

  • ULDs are aircraft parts and are subject to safety and airworthiness requirements
  • Correct ULD handling contributes to flight safety
  • Every stakeholder must ensure that ULD training requirements are met

…and, proper ULD handling also reduces costs and improves efficiency.

We offer tools for operational people

  1. ULD60seconds.com – free tools to promote awareness of safe ULD operations
  2. ULD Operations eLearning course – a reasonably priced online training course for all personnel involved in ULD operations

We can help you in training

We at AirportCollege.com, can help airlines, ground handling agents and logistic companies meet ULD training standards with our cost effective ULD Operations eLearning course.

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