The purpose of this short profile paper is to provide a succinct overview of the rationale for the establishment of the Cambridge International Aviation Academy, the range of aviation services it can offer and details of some of its key global strategic partners.
Cambridge International Aviation Academy (CIAA) is a new company which brings together a unique range of global expertise in Aviation, Professional Training and University Education in its core-area of Aviation Training provision.
The strategic partners of CIAA include Maltepe University, Istanbul, and thereby Turkish Airlines and IATA, and Global ATS, the world’s largest private provider of Air Traffic Control training.
Cambridge International Education Center
CIEC, the co-founder of Cambridge International Aviation Academy, comprises a substantial group of very distinguished academic and professional practitioners with both national and international experience covering a wide range of subject areas and who have come together to create a unique international network offering relevant and bespoke courses and qualifications across the globe.
CIEC specialises in Business, Management, Information Technology, Law and English Language education as well as having expertise in Digital Marketing, Big Data and Aviation programmes. Members of CIEC have extensive experience in senior management and leadership roles in tertiary education both in the UK and internationally, consultancy and research with bodies such as the OECD and major multinational companies, and in course validation, quality assurance, external examining, developing learning materials for UK and international universities and extensive experience of negotiating University collaborative partnerships.
Core Corporate Objective
In setting up CIAA, the aim is to provide a comprehensive (across the sector) range of aviation training courses both directly and in partnership with our established strategic partners which will be innovative, relevant and which will harness the unique reservoir of tertiary education delivery, programme design and materials development expertise for which CIEC has a proven global profile.
The emergence of CIAA is most timely given the rapid expansion in the aviation sector to meet ever increasing global demand for air travel which is projected to grow by around 4.3% per annum over the next 20 years.
The aviation sector directly and indirectly employs some 63.5 million people globally, contributes over 2.7 trillion dollars annually to global GDP, and transports over 3.8 billion passengers and one third of world freight by value each year.
The International Air Transport Authority (IATA) has recently concluded that “As commercial aviation enters the second century, we will face a growing demand for connectivity that is likely to outpace our industry’s supply of skilled well trained people”.
In similar vein the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimates that the number of commercially operated aircraft will have increased from 61,833 (in 2010) to 152,565 by 2030.
The implications of such growth in terms of underpinning human resource requirements is that by 2030 the aviation industry will need around 2 million more personnel in terms of pilots, maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers as a result of the retirement of professional staff and the anticipated growth of the industry.
Such growth will necessitate not only a need for vast numbers of new personnel but also, significantly, vast numbers of trained personnel. The aim of CIAA is to make a significant contribution to training the next generation of aviation industry leaders and operatives in an innovative, relevant and inspiring way.