Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

A centre of excellence for airport and aviation training

Who we are

Our team at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) offer employers and employees of the aviation industry the very finest in international standard training.

Based at Al Bateen Executive Airport in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, we at GCAS are equipped with outstanding facilities, a pool of international knowledge and the highest of accreditations. 

Built with purpose

GCAS was established in 2009 by Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the five major airports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in order to lead the development of the aviation industry in the UAE and the region by producing highly qualified aviation professionals.

Endorsed training provider

GCAS is the world’s first International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS training member; a fully certified and endorsed aviation training institution by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE and is accredited by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).

The combined wealth of expertise of the leading international organisations with which we have key partnerships, enables us to offer a superior training experience.  Read further about our significant partnerships.

GCAS's strategic positioning

We’re uniquely situated in the heart of a dynamic region that is leading the world in aviation and airport development, ensuring we are ahead of the curve as the industry progresses.

In constant pursuit of distinction

At GCAS, we are committed to fostering an innovative culture of learning and to upholding the highest possible standards within the industry.

Our Vision

To be the World’s Leading Centre for Airport and Aviation training

Our Mission

  • To deliver a comprehensive portfolio of airport and aviation training using highly skilled and experienced training professionals
  • To promote an innovative culture of learning and excellence by focusing on the needs of our customers, partners and stakeholders
  • To be the regional and international destination of choice for all airport and aviation related training requirements
  • To build a dynamic and sustainable business through the delivery of leading edge training solutions.