It is a free website offering comprehensive information about career paths in the aviation industry. It features descriptions of 68 airport-related careers. It was created as part of the project “VirtuAir Reality - designing a future in aviation careers using the virtual reality of the airport” which benefits from funding worth EUR 176,182.67 from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA funds.
The career platform for airport-related jobs has been created as a response to young people’s high interest in the aviation industry and a corresponding shortage of standardised information about the industry
Yes, the available resources can be used in classes in schools. The Lesson Plans tab actually offers ready-made class scenarios.
Yes, an airport is the place of work for a great number of people. The careers described on the platform are those directly related to aviation. However, the aviation industry could not exist without people working in finance, human resources, marketing, legal and IT departments. We will keep developing the platform and adding more careers.
Leonardo the penguin is the logo of the Aviation Education Centre, which is one of the creators of the career platform.
It is up to each specific airport whether tours is organised. Please contact the place you are interested in directly.
Please see the Contact tab.
There are certain age limitations when you apply for some air traffic control and piloting jobs. But there are many other ways of becoming engaged in the industry. For example, some retired pilots can become flight instructors under certain conditions.
A candidate will need to go through medical tests to be able to do any job. The scope of those tests will depend on the position you are applying for.
The platform is addressed mainly to school students who are about to choose their educational and professional path, college students, teachers, parents and all aviation enthusiasts who would like to expand their knowledge.
Employees undergo various trainings, depending on their job and the department they work in. However, there are some common trainings for everyone working at the airport, regardless of the nature of their work. Civil aviation security awareness training is one example.
Every airport has its own policy regarding internships and traineeships. To obtain current information, please contact the airport where you want to do your internship directly.
Every year, the Aviation Education Centre organises aviation job fairs, which are broadcast online. By talking to professionals working in the various aviation-related jobs, visitors get a chance to learn about their daily duties.
Interest in a specific topic and readiness to learn new knowledge are very important. One of the ways to try your hand in the aviation industry is to do an internship at your selected airport. In the (…) tab on our platform, users can find a list of non-formal education centres where they can develop their passions and interests.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) determined on 1 January 2008 that English would be the official language of civil aviation. All pilots, air traffic controllers and flight crew members working for international airlines should be proficient in English. For other professions.