The Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (HKIAA), the first civil aviation academy in Hong Kong, is established by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) in 2016. The Aviation Academy has become a member company of HKIA SHL, a subsidiary of the AAHK in December 2019.
The Aviation Academy offers a diverse aviation-related curriculum catering for the training needs of aviation professionals, industry newcomers and young people who would like to pursue their career in the aviation industry. Partnering with the local and overseas educational institutions, global professional organisations and industry experts, the Aviation Academy delivers all levels of programmes including aviation summer day camps, placement programmes, professional certificate courses and accredited programmes through five training disciplines.
With advanced facilities and highly qualified professional instructors, the Aviation Academy helps talented individuals further their careers in air traffic management. The discipline of Air Traffic Management offers proven training programmes to nurture skilled and successful air traffic management professionals in Hong Kong and around the region, with the ultimate goal of supporting the sustainable growth of the regional aviation industry.
Our series of courses are beneficial not only to managers, supervisors, and personnel from civil aviation administrations and air traffic control service providers who are responsible for the planning and management of air traffic service resources, but also to university students and graduates who are interested in joining the profession of air traffic control.
Boasting extensive track records managing one of the best and busiest airports in the world, the discipline of Airport Operations and Management invites instructors from Hong Kong International Airport and other local aviation experts to offer a series of strategic management programmes. Our seasoned instructors share their practical experience and comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of airport functions to mid-and top-level executives.
Our series of courses benefit airport operations and management personnel, from civil aviation administrations and airport authorities to organisations supporting airport grounds and terminals.
Minimising potential threats to safe and secure operations remains one of the industry’s chief concerns. Therefore, it is crucial to have effective and efficient measures in place for handling such risks. Aviation security personnel must also understand the full range of threats in the current operating environment and how to manage them. The discipline of Aviation Security and Safety provides timely information and training for addressing today's challenges.
Our training programmes partner with a pool of qualified aviation security instructors from ICAO and ACI to conduct a wide spectrum of professional training, at both the local and international levels, to give participants the tools they need to ensure operational security and safety
The Aviation Academy establishes this new discipline Emergency Services and Crisis Management to conduct specialised programmes in this professional area. Participants are given first-hand experience in dealing with emergency situations, learning from veteran rescue professionals as they learn how to build and maintain effective and efficient operational responses to incidents. Instructors offer a hands-on approach to the airport and airport-related business partners to help them understand, anticipate and manage operational disruptions and crises.
With a mission to nurture young talent and provide career advancement for the continuous development of Hong Kong’s aviation industry, the Aviation Academy provides industry newcomers with a broad spectrum of foundational programmes ranging from language proficiency, soft skill sets and basic aviation knowledge to technical know-how.
The Foundation and Academic Programmes discipline also offers continuous development to aviation industry practitioners by developing accredited programmes for various qualification levels, helping participants acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities they need to reach new heights in their careers.