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New Airport Ground Handling Management Certificate Program launched in the United Arab Emirates


Helsinki, Finland – Airport College International is excited to announce the launch of the new Airport Ground Handling Management Certificate Program in the United Arab Emirates. The program is developed with Sharaf Aviation Services Academy and it combines a range of online courses and a practical internship work at Sharjah International Airport.

Global air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years, creating millions of new jobs. The industry needs to attract new talents by providing new training opportunities and forward-looking career paths. At the same time, training should be relevant, user-friendly and cost-effective.

“Together with our partner Sharaf Aviation Services Academy we can provide high quality training program spiced with practical work experience for those who are interested in working in the aviation industry. The program is also open for international students and it is suitable for corporate training as well,” says Airport College International CEO Pertti Mero.

“We strongly believe that with the new Airport Ground Handling Management Program we can help airlines, ground handling companies and job seekers to find a new, flexible and cost efficient way to training and gain practical work experience from an international airport. We can also provide a visa for international students, which is eligible for the internships,” says Sharaf Aviation Services Academy Managing Director V Jayaram.

About Airport College International is a complete online Training Service for airlines, airport ground handling agents, logistics companies and training institutions. With the Training Service our clients can efficiently and flexibly train their staff and maintain competences required by authorities. Airport College International is a strategic partner of IATA.

About Sharaf Aviation Services Academy

Sharaf Aviation Services Academy, a division of Sharaf Travel L.L.C, is a respected and trusted Aviation Academy in the UAE. The primary aim is to offer comprehensive and industry relevant courses that are carefully researched and updated to cover all aspects of the airline and travel business.

About Sharaf Group

One of the largest and most respected business conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates. The Group comprises more than 60 operating companies across various business sectors including Information Technology, Shipping, Retail, Real Estate, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Travel and Tourism, and Construction Companies.

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