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ICAO Regional training Centre of Excellence and ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre

In 2014, SAA became one of the first few training centres to be designated an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE), and also an ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC).

As an RTCE, SAA will lead in the development and delivery of competency-based ICAO training in the authorised areas of Aerodromes, Flight Safety and Safety Management, and Security and Facilitation.

The ICAO ASTCs promote the professional development of aviation security personnel through exchange of information and mutual cooperation among States and leading aviation security training institutions, SAA will expand its scope of aviation security training offerings as an ASTC.


In 2012, SAA was certified as a full member of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. The certification attests to SAA’s high standards in developing and advancing aviation training and capabilities. It also affirms SAA’s commitment and ongoing efforts to drive and advance international training programmes

34th ICAO Edward Warner Award

In 2000, SAA was conferred the prestigious 34th Edward Warner Award by the ICAO Council in recognition of its eminent contribution as a centre of excellence in international civil aviation training. The award is regarded as the highest honour in the world of civil aviation as it was given by ICAO on behalf of its then 185 Member States.

Flight International Aerospace Industry Award

In 1996, SAA won the 1996 Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for training and was commended for providing a "level and breadth of training unique in the Asia-Pacific region”.

ICAO/UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Training Centre

In 1978, SAA was selected by ICAO and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Asia Pacific Regional Training Centre. Under this 10-year US$8 million training project, 1,500 government civil aviation personnel from 60 countries were trained.

ASEAN Centre of Excellence

In 1977, SAA was designated by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a Centre of Excellence for training in air traffic control, aircraft fire-fighting and rescue, as well as aeronautical information services.