AAETS 2015

AAETS 2015

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AAETS is a new international conference and tradeshow for the whole civil aviation training industry.

AAETS will address the educational needs of the airline sector by covering disciplines required in airline airport and ATM management and development. The aim of AAETS is to develop professional training and educational support programmes for safer and more efficient operations in commercial aviation, airport and air traffic management.

AAETS is an international conference, exhibition and social event planned to maximise the opportunities for learning, networking and sharing experience and best practice.

The Republic of South Korea has a well established and rapidly growing airline industry. The South Korean authorities have a major focus to expand capability across the full range of air transport disciplines through educational support and operational training.

AAETS will be held at the Grand Hyatt Incheon, a five-star luxury hotel only three minutes from Incheon International Airport. This new hotel has a range of restaurants and leisure facilities onsite, and transport links to Seoul are readily available. Preferential rates are available for visitors to AAETS. See our Visitor Information page for more details

Why South Korea?

Due to Korea’s geographical position, 94% of travellers and 26% of international freight are handled by air. Recognising the importance of aviation, the Korean government has been engaged in a policy of Air Liberalization including increased capacity in the LCC sector, resulting in forecast growth of 6.9%/year over the coming years.

This has led to an acute shortage of trained personnel and in response the South Korean Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) has introduced "The Aviation Human Resources Fostering Project" to meet the need for a strong training capability across all the disciplines in civil aviation. The large scale of the project is in line with ‘the fostering plan of a hundred thousand young leaders for future industry’. MOLIT sets the policy goals and provides the oversight, while the Korean Aerospace Development Agency (KADA) is responsible for the coordination of the separate elements of this government initiative.

The Aviation Human Resources Fostering Project

The Aviation Human Resources Fostering Project is government funded and addresses four areas which cover training for commercial pilots (“Flight Aviator Fostering Project”), “Support Project for Aviation Specialized Universities”, “Basic Aviation Manpower Fostering Project” and the “Support Projects for Aviation Internship”.

The project partners include:

  • International and domestic carriers: Korean Airline, Asiana Airline, Jeju Airline, Jin Air, Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Tway Airline
  • Aviation Universities including: Flight Training Center of Korea Aerospace University, Flight Training Center of Hanseo University, Uljin Flight Training Center.
  • Airport operators: Korea Airports Corporation, Incheon International Airports Corporation, Portland International Airport
  • Five aviation high schools: Kangho Aviation High School, Geyongnam Aviation High School, Gyeongbuk Aviation High School, Jungseok Aviation Science High School, Cheongju Technical High School
The aviation industry in South Korea, its growth and the Aviation Human Resources Fostering Project were explored in more detail in issue 1-2014 of CAT Magazine in an article you can read here.
The website for the Aviation Human Resources Fostering Project is at (opens a new window)
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