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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Pertti
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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.

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, Thai and Finnish.

Our online courses are used in more than 140 countries 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

Moving Forward. Working together.

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 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
  13. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Begin training before hiring!

Does your organisation invest a lot of resources 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 gives the candidate a better understanding of the job he/she is applying for, and 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 companies. Our courses are ready to use whenever and wherever you need them. We can open access to the courses for any small or large number of students very quickly.  

To hear more about how we have done this with our clients, please drop me an email.

Pertti
pertti.mero@airportcollege.com

Cargo Handling Staff in Focus

Thousands of Cargo Handling personnel take our online courses every year

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

Cargo handling personnel need to study a number of 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 Cargo Handling personnel:

  1. Cargo Handling
  2. ULD Operations
  3. Aviation Security
  4. Human Factors
  5. Dangerous Goods Regulations
  6. Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling
  7. Live Animals Regulations
  8. Perishable Cargo Handling
  9. Introduction to Safety Management System (SMS)
  10. Information Security
  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  12. Cargo in Passenger Cabin
  13. AEO – Authorized Economic Operator for Logistics

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.

Airport College International is proud to offer online eLearning courses in several languages to support your company training needs, wherever you are. 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.

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

International travel restrictions will be lifted and an increasing number of flights will be allowed to carry passengers again from July 2020 onwards.

Airlines and Ground Handling Agents are gradually restarting operations after an almost standstill for passenger flights in April.

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