Introduction to Airline Business online eLearning course

We have released three new introductory courses related to Airline and Ground Handling businesses.

  • Introduction to Airline Business
  • Introduction to the Airport
  • Introduction to Air Cargo Business

Introduction to Airline Business

The purpose of this course is to provide basic information of Airline Business for new employees or refresh the knowledge of current employees.

Key topics include

Introduction to aviation history, airline industry, regulations and associations, provide information of safety, security, environment and sustainability policies.

Do you want to know more?

Please send us an email to get more information.

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Midsummer in Finland

In the Finnish midsummer celebration, bonfires are very common and are burned at lakesides and by the sea. Often branches from birch trees are placed on both side of the front door to welcome visitors. Swedish-speaking Finns often celebrate the midsummer by a maypole.

Midnight sun is good for our health

An important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun. Because of Finland’s location spanning around the Arctic Circle the nights near the midsummer day are short or non-existent. This gives a great contrast to the darkness of the winter time. Some studies claims that sun may lower your blood pressure. It’s thought that the UV rays triggered the release a compound called nitric oxide from the skin, which relaxes blood vessels, causing blood pressure to fall. So midnight sun is good for our health too.

Ritual include cookouts, a sauna and spending time together

Many Finns leave the cities for Midsummer and spend time in the countryside. Nowadays many spend a few days there, and some Finns take their whole vacation in a lakeside cottage. Rituals include cookouts, a sauna and spending time together. This is how Finns recharge their batteries for long winter period.

We will close our office for few days to enjoy short nights.

For those who are able to have days off from regular work I wish wonderful and relaxing time!

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Staff training should start before hiring people

The recruiting process for new employees takes time when applications must be reviewed, interviews must be carried out and the right persons can eventually be selected for the job. This is often a decision made by those in charge of the interviewing and screening process.

You spend lot of recourses for the recruitment process when choosing best candidates for different jobs. Then, you need to train these new employees before they start to work. Again, your organisation invests a lot of time on training to prepare these new professionals for their work.

What if you could provide a part of the training as 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 position. It also shortens the entire recruitment process. Respectively, it allows the candidate to better understand what the work is about and then decide whether to apply or not.

With online eLearning courses all this can be done with little effort. AirportCollege has a wide selection of online eLearning courses for airport ground handling ready to use whenever you need and wherever you need. You will also save money and training hours.

If you want to hear more about how we have done this with our clients please drop an email to us.


How to save 80% of training costs?

We at have learned that some Ground Handling Agents struggle with how to train operational employees in a cost efficient way and, at the same time, how to meet international training requirements. have been working closely with ground handlers and airlines when creating our online e-Learning concept. The main benefits are:

1.Training content is relevant
We assist our clients to select from our ready made eLearning courses, or we can tailor made courses according to the clients specific needs.

2.Convenience and flexibility
eLearning courses are self-paced – learning is available 24/7.

3.Engaging learner
Our training courses utilize interactive content with exercises engaging the learner.

4.Consistent information
e-Learning solutions deliver consistent information where correct understanding is vigorously checked throughout the learning experience.

5.Cost-efficiency training service is a cost-effective method of learning delivery where an instructor, classroom and travel is redundant.

We know to reach these benefits
We know what actions you need to take to reach the benefits. No matter if your organization has 100, 1000 or more employees. We can scale our service for you. Just select needed courses from our ever growing course shelf and start your training.

So what do you think? We can help you forward and ensure implementation of training!

When you want to know more, please drop me an email.


Airport Ground Handling Management Certificate Program in the United Arab Emirates


In order to achieve the Airport Ground Handling Management Certificate candidates must successfully complete 10 Airport Operations Courses and three Introductory Courses within a one-year time frame:

  • Introduction to Airline Business
  • Introduction to the Airport
  • Introduction to Air Cargo
  • Airside Safety
  • Aviation Security Awareness
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Human Factors
  • Passenger Handling
  • Threatening Customers
  • Aircraft Turnaround Coordination
  • Ramp Handling
  • Cargo Handling
  • Unit Load Device (ULD) Handling
  • Pharmaceutical Cargo Handling



Accreditations and Approvals


Airport College International Airport Ground Handling Operations Certificate is accredited by Education Export Finland (EEF), a national export programme that offers Finnish educational know-how and learning solutions globally.


Airport College International´s eLearning Training Courses are approved by HAAGA-HELIA. HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences is Finland’s largest provider of Bachelor and Master level programs in Tourism. It is accredited by the Finnish Ministry of Education.


The programme is approved by Sharaf Aviation Services Academy and Sharaf Group. Sharaf Aviation Services Academy, a division of Sharaf Travel L.L.C, is a respected and trusted Aviation Academy in the UAE. Sharaf Aviation Services Academy is an IATA Accredited Training School. It is among the best IATA training institutes in the world and selected to the IATA Premiere Circle.

For more information

Sharaf Aviation Services Academy, Dubai, UAE
call +971 4 385 2898

Foster Information Security Culture in your organisation

Cyberattacks are an evolving threat from which all parties in the aviation industry need to protect themselves. The challenge is that cyberattacks come in many different ways and channels. Simple spam emails may allow viruses into the systems, while a more aggressive attacks may cause a distributed denial of service and shutting down the network.

Employee’s behavior has a big impact to information security in all organisations. Information security culture (ISC) needs to be built and improved continuously as it′s a never ending process, a cycle of evaluation and change. Authors are stating that you can manage the information security culture if following five steps will be taken: pre-evaluation, strategic planning, operative planning, implementation and post-evaluation.

″Information Security Culture is a pattern of behavior in an organisation that contribute to the protection of information of all kinds.″

We at Airport College are actively supporting all parties by providing training solutions for better security culture and safer aviation. If you want to know more how we have helped our clients, please drop me a mail.

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P.S. Please remember that a well-trained employee can even stop the cyberattack!

Safety and Security in Aviation

International and national regulations lays down rules and standards on aviation safety and security to protect the health of citizens, goods and property from unlawful interference and accidents.

These standards set responsibilities to airlines, airport operators and ground handling agents to implement safety & security programs.

In order to ensure implementation of these programs operational staff need to be motivated and empowered to protect their customers, company and them self. Training has very important role when encouraging staff to open reporting culture which is crucial part of safety and security development.

We at Airport College are actively supporting all parties by providing training solutions for safer aviation. If you want to know more how we have helped our clients, please drop us a mail.

Best regards,

P.S. Please remember that a well-trained employee who knows safety and security practices performs better!

ULD Handling eLearning to meet the requirements

Just like any other aircraft component, ULDs are regulated to ensure flight safety under all circumstances. These rules are defined by the governing bodies like ICAO and IATA and put into national legislation by each Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


The IATA has developed ULD Regulations (ULDR) for standards and procedures concerning the specifications, handling, restraint and maintenance of ULDs for operational personnel.

The IATA ULDR defines that operational personnel directly involved in ULD operations are required to be trained regularly on topics relevant to their job tasks and responsibilities.

We at AirportCollege .com can help airlines, ground handling agents and logistic companies to meet the new ULD handling standards with our cost effective ULD Handling e-learning course.Contact us to hear how we do it.

AirportCollege .com Team

Special promotion in the United Arab Emirates

Airport College International and Sharaf Aviation Services Academy announce a very special promotion offer of courses available in the United Arab Emirates.

Supreetha (Sharaf), Raju (Sharaf) and Ari ( after workshop in Dubai

After intensive workshop in Dubai we have plans to bring new services to the UAE market.

Meanwhile we want to give our present and new customers a promotional prices to the courses which are available in the UAE.

The promotion is available via Sharaf Avations Services Academy untill the end of December 2017. Please contact Mr. G. Rajagoalan for more details

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– Ari Ketola roadshow in Japan

Airport College International is pleased to announce that the ongoing Roadshow in four Japanese cities Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo has been successful.

Airport College International is excited to provide all aviation and logistic related companies operating in Japan new opportunities to re-think their training and achieve massive cost savings. All this is made possible with our new high tech e-Learning service that promotes learner retention in a unique new way and enables superior quality and economics.

“One-to-one meetings with clients allow us to be a true, strategic training partner for current and new potential clients in Japan”, says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

“This new innovative e-Learning content and learning tracking service suits perfectly to Japan,” says Airport College International Takeshi Yokoyama.” My aim is to support the success of our clients with efficient just-on-time training that ensures that their personnel training meets international requirements”.

Review the Airport College International courses ( and check our latest offerings.

Do you want to know more?

Please send us an email to get more information.

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