Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

Through dynamic partnerships we provide integrated, up-to-date training


Along with our status as the world’s first International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS training member, GCAS enjoys partnerships with some of the industry’s principal authorities and influencers.

ACI is the airport industry’s leading international association. Through the establishment of its Global Training Hub in 2004, ACI has been promoting airport excellence by providing superior, comprehensive training solutions to the industry. GCAS is one of ACI’s ten Global Training Hubs.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines and is a leading provider of global aviation training solutions and professional development programmes.  As an IATA Accredited Training School (ATS), GCAS works closely with the organisation to ensure international best practice is followed in Abu Dhabi.
The specialised agency of the United Nations, ICAO is mandated to ensure the safe, efficient and orderly evolution of international civil aviation. ICAO endorsed the establishment of GCAS in 2008, as the first world’s TRAINAIR PLUS training center. GCAS was subsequently also approved as a Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) by ICAO.