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Qatar Aeronautical College

Qatar Aeronautical College was founded in 1975 as the Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States, QAC is now the Gulf region’s leading provider of training for the aviation industry. We offer full-time, approved courses for Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Meteorologists, Airport Operations Management Personnel and Flight Dispatchers, as well as short courses in a wide variety of aviation-related disciplines.

Background First discussions of aviation in Qatar began as long ago as 1927. These centered on the provision of an emergency landing strip close to Doha for aircraft on international routes. With the beginning of the oil companies, a requirement for air support was identified and airstrips were laid at Doha, Dukhan, Umm Said and Al Hamla. At the same time, the strategic and commercial importance of Qatar was being recognized internationally.

Air traffic to the oil companies’ strips gradually increased and with it the demand for passenger services and so, in 1952, the Gulf Aviation Company began the first scheduled services in Doha. From then on expansion was rapid, and a new runway was built to meet the requirements of international airlines operating larger passenger aircraft. Half a century later, Doha possesses one of the busiest and best-equipped airports in the Gulf, its own national airline Qatar Airways, one of the fastest-growing in the world, and a world-class training institution for the aviation industry, Qatar Aeronautical College.

Qatar Aeronautical College was founded in 1975 as the Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States, with assistance from the United Nations Development Program. It changed its name in 1996 to Qatar Aeronautical College, and its programmes have now expanded to include training not just for Airline Pilots but also for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Meteorologists, Airport Operations Management Personnel and Flight Dispatchers.

Facilities

Qatar Aeronautical College is located on a purpose-built campus in Ras Abu Aboud, directly behind Doha International Airport. The main building includes administration offices, departmental offices, classrooms, workshops, an examination hall, a library, a cafeteria, and a snack bar. Behind the main building are a mosque and four residential blocks providing single-bedroom accommodation for students and some staff members. Cable TV, telephones and laundry facilities are available in shared living areas. Students and staff residing in the college are provided with three meals a day in the cafeteria.

The Pilot Training Division (PTD) has its own building on the QAC campus with classrooms, briefing rooms, a library and a cafeteria, plus four simulators – two single-engine and two twin-engine. There is also a facility on the airport (called the “flight line”) where the College aircraft are located. PTD has recently replaced its fleet with brand new ten PA28-181 Archer single-engine aircraft and Four PA34 Seneca V twin-engine aircraft. PTD also runs the Flight Dispatcher Training Programme.

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Training Department is located in the North-West Wing of the main building of Qatar Aeronautical College. Its dedicated facilities include a Basic Hand Skills Workshop, a Basic Engine Workshop and a Basic Electronics Workshop. In addition, there is a B737 Procedures Trainer, and dedicated access to a hangar and flight line at Doha International Airport, which is adjacent to the College.

The Air Traffic Control Department is located in South-East Wing of the main building. Its classrooms and laboratories are equipped with multi-media facilities, and students enjoy the use of a state-of-the-art multi-training ATC simulator for radar, non-radar and 3-D Aerodrome simulations. The Aerodrome simulator gives the trainee a real tower control environment with an added advantage of the capability to simulate emergencies, weather, touch screen communication facilities, single, parallel, and crossing runways operations.

The Meteorology Department is also located in the South-East Wing of the Main Building. Its Classrooms and Laboratories are equipped with Multimedia facilities and the students particularly enjoy the use of a state-of-the-art Weather Forecasting Simulator. The Facilities also include an AutoMatic Weather Station and a newly equipped Moving / Visual Weather Simulator. The COllege MET Dept. is also the Regional Training Centre for the WMO.

The Airport Operations Management Dept. is one of our Youngest entity and is located on a purpose Built Building dedicated to the Training Requirements of the Dept. The Facility includes fully equipped Multimedia Classrooms, a Dedicated Amadeus Laboratory and access to a Computer Lab.

 

The Foundation Programme Dept. offers General English and Mathematics classes and a range of Technical Foundation Courses designed to prepare trainees academically and linguistically for the next phase of their training. Located in the main building, the Department’s facilities include a Learning Resource Centre and two dedicated Multimedia Language Laboratory/computer Labs in addition to Two other Fully equipped Computer Labs on the Campus.

The College

College  Facilities  Qatar Aeronautical College is located on a purpose-built campus in Ras Abu Aboud, directly behind Doha International Airport.  The main building includes administration....Read more

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Phone +974 4440 8888
Fax +974 4435 7034
Office Ras AbuAboud Street, Doha, Qatar
Mail P.O. Box 4050

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