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Gulf Center for Aviation Studies in Abu Dhabi

College name Gulf Center for Aviation Studies
Director's name Mohammed Al Bulooki (General Manager)
Executive body or owner Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Date founded December 2008
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private college
College location / area Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Airport (no map)
Postal address PO Box 94449, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-5053560
Fax +971-2-5758300
Email training@gcas.ae
Website www.gcas.ae (new window)
Curriculum UAE/International
Qualifications Masters, short courses
College fees
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
4 stars from 9 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
Not Rated from 0 votes.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
3 stars from 2 votes.    

Gulf Center for Aviation Studies admissions, reviews, notes

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Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies degrees, programs, and training courses
  • Masters Degree in Airport and Aviation Management
  • Short courses in civil aviation, aviation regulations, airport management and operations, cargo operations, aviation security and safety, etc

Executive Programs

  • Airport Commercial Revenues
  • Airport Economics, Charges and Regulation
  • Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP)
  • Airport Marketing
  • Introduction to the Air Transport Industry
  • Introduction to the Airline Business

Aviation Business Training Courses

  • ACI / ICAO Airport User Charges
  • Airport Carbon Management
  • Airport Certification and Standards
  • Airport Energy Management
  • Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme - AMPAP
  • Airport Master Planning
  • Airport Non-Aeronautical Revenues
  • Airport Privatization
  • Airport Security
  • Airside Safety Training Course
  • Auditing Techniques in Relation to Ground Operations
  • Developing Customer Service Culture at Airports: Measuring and Benchmarking the Results
  • Emergency Response Planning Workshop
  • GASR Aerodrome Safety Training Course
  • GSN Module 1 - Safety Management Systems
  • GSN Module II - ACI Airside Safety and Operations
  • GSN Module 3 - Emergency Planning and Crisis Management
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • International Aviation Law and Policy Training
  • Introduction to Accident and Incident Investigation
  • Introduction to Air Traffic Control
  • Introduction to the Air Transport Business
  • Introduction to the Air Transport Industry
  • Introduction to the Airline Business
  • Introduction to the Airport Business
  • ISAGO Training for Ground Service Providers
  • Managing Airports Sustainability
  • Managing Service Quality at Airports
  • Management of Aviation Security
  • PRM Training for Airport Management & PRM Project Managers
  • PRM Training for Trainers Airport Facilities
  • PRM Training for Trainers Check-in and Gate staff
  • Quality Management – Principles and Practice in an Aviation Environment
  • Regulatory Auditing Techniques
  • Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Security Risk and Crisis Management
  • Station Ground Handling Management
  • Understanding ICAO Annex 14
  • Victim Support and Media Management
  • Wildlife Hazard and Prevention Management
30 June 2010
  • The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) was awarded certification on 29 June 2010 by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide civil aviation security courses at its Al Bateen Executive Airport airport, in line with training guidelines legislated by UAE Civil Aviation Law (press release 30 June 2010).
  • GCAS is an aviation training center in Abu Dhabi, owned by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), offering short courses, executive programs, and with plans to offer degree programs in association with international universities.
  • GCAS is endorsed by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  • GCAS partnerships include the Airport Council International (ACI), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Aviation Authorities of Europe Training Organization (JAA-TO), and the Airport Council International (ACI).
  • GCAS facilities include training rooms, conference and lecture rooms, WiFi wireless internet, business center, library, dining and catering facilities.
20 December 2008
  • Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) established in partnership with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) - press release 20 December 2008.
Last update 30 June 2010
General comments - might not apply to Gulf Center for Aviation Studies
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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