The Global Aviation Professional Programme (GAPP) is a unique global initiative designed specifically for aviation professionals and civil aviation regulators. This programme has been developed in collaboration with prestigious institutions and organizations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Korea Aerospace University (KAU), and Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC).
The primary objective of this joint professional programme is to equip senior and mid-level aviation managers, along with civil aviation regulators, with a comprehensive professional training programme. Participants will gain a profound understanding of the relevant ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), while simultaneously acquiring the necessary competencies to proficiently address various aviation-related challenges. By instilling these skills, the programme aims to ensure effective management of aviation issues and the consistent implementation of industry best practices.
After completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
- Develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to increase expertise in aviation, such as airport, airline, air cargo and specific areas of safety and security.
- Develop and implement procedures of the safety and security program and applicable rules and regulations as per ICAO SARPs and international standards.
- Analyze and interpret aviation safety concerns in various contexts and communicate them effectively to internal and external stakeholders.
- Provide hands-on experiences and on-the-job practical training opportunities in terms of airport operation, management, safety, and security.
- Senior and middle managers, aviation professionals from Civil Aviation Authorities(CAAs), Airlines, Aerodrome operators, and other relevant agencies working in the aviation industry.
This programme consists of seven (7) mandatory courses and seven (7) elective courses. The GAPP candidate selects two courses from seven elective courses. A total of nine courses must be completed per the completion timeframe.
Mandatory Courses (7)
Elective Courses (7)
- Aviation Data-Driven Decision Making
- Annex 9 Facilitation
- Unmanned Aviation Fundamentals
- International Air Law
- Airport Landside Security
- Aerodrome Inspection
- Airport Safety Field Visit
For more information on GAPP courses, please move to the "Courses" Section.
Those who want to participate in the programme must fill out the application form. The application will be reviewed by a committee representing the four institutions. The administration staff from IAAA will contact the applicant to help with the registration of all courses through the training platform of ICAO, ERAU and KAU.
To register GAPP, please move to the "Registration" Section.
Upon successful completion of the Programme, participants will be awarded a certificate displaying the logos of ERAU, KAU, IIAC along with the ICAO logo.
All mandatory and elective courses must be completed within 24 months (2 years) from when the first course starts.
Condition for Graduate
If it is difficult to complete the Programme within two years due to unavoidable reasons, it can be extended up to three years, but the participants must submit a statement of reasons.
If a participant has already completed the required courses (especially ICAO-endorsed courses) and can provide the certificates, those courses will be credited from the programme.
The total programme cost is subject to change due to the type and number of mandatory and elective courses selected by participants. Each selected course fee shall be paid individually to each institution (ICAO, ERAU, KAU and IIAC), and the payment of course fees follow the regulations of each institution.
Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge through a comprehensive curriculum developed by leading aviation experts from ICAO, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Korea Aerospace University and Incheon International Airport Corporation. This will enable them to excel in participant's current roles and pursue new career opportunities in the aviation industry.
GAPP provides a platform for aviation professionals to connect and network with their peers from around the world. This allows for the exchange of ideas and best practices and the creation of new partnerships and collaborations.
Graduating from GAPP, a programme developed in partnership with ICAO, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Korea Aerospace University and Incheon International Airport Corporation, will enhance the individual's professional reputation and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in the aviation industry.
GAPP can provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and credentials needed to advance in their current positions or seek new career opportunities in the aviation industry.
GAPP provides a global perspective on aviation-related issues, which can be invaluable for aviation professionals seeking to work in an international context.