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Excellence becomes reality!

Qatar Aeronautical Academy (QAA) was founded in 1977 as the Civil Aviation Academy of the Gulf States. QAA 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.

Director’s Message

Director's Message

I have  the honor to welcome you with my greetings and best wishes for a very  prosperous & successful year ahead.

I am proud today as Director General of Qatar Aeronautical Academy to present a bouquet of technical specialities in aviation through its several programs, syllabi, short & regular courses, which have contributed in creating an advanced environment not only in this region but also very competitive across the globe.

I have worked many years in this field which I love and appreciate so much. I have notably succeeded in it and here I am today proud to be the Director General, with a main focus to continue to progress in line with similar academy and open new fields and horizons for every one interested in studying in it.

I am confident that with sustained hard work and relentless efforts of everyone involved, the academy will achieve more and more progress to become one of the best in the region, fully competitive with academy in the industry.

May I take this opportunity to urge the students to work and study hard, devoting most time to studies, as they are the future generation who will shoulder the responsibility of working in our Airports, Aircrafts and various Aviation entities in the near future.

Once More, I welcome you in this page, at the academy website.

Sheikh Jabor Bin Hamad M. Al-Thani

Director General
General Administration

Our History

Our History


Aviation in Qatar began with discussions around the provision of an emergency landing strip close to Doha for international flights. Around the same time, oil companies were growing in the region; they required air support as part of their operations, and airstrips were thus laid at Doha, Dukhan, Umm Said and Al Hamla.


Air traffic to the oil companies’ airstrips gradually increased and with it, the demand for passenger services. The Gulf Aviation Company began the first scheduled services in Doha. A new runway was built to meet the requirements of international airlines operating larger passenger aircraft.


The Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States changed its name to Qatar Aeronautical College.

Present Day

Today, Doha is home to one of the busiest and best-equipped airports in the Gulf, its own national airline – Qatar Airways, and a world-class training institution for the aviation industry, Qatar Aeronautical Academy.
Our History


We, Qatar Aeronautical Academy, a specialized educational institution, aim to prepare qualified cadres, according to the highest international quality standards, so as to contribute to the achievement of leadership in various fields of civil aviation.


To Prepare a generation of leaders in the field of civil aviation, through the development and overall Improvement of the training opportunities and education for students and graduates, using the best and latest training systems, to become the first choice as an institution of education and training leader in the field of civil aviation industry in the region and the world.


Promote integrity, loyalty, transparency, non-discrimination and teamwork among students and trainees; and strengthen the link with similar entities, whether Arab or foreign, national or International, in order to keep up with the modern technology and enhance the effectiveness of the academy’s role in the international society.


Our academy is committed to prepare specialized Cadres in all fields of civil aviation; and in order to achieve its objectives;
Granting diplomas / higher diploma or degree of Applied Science in various field of aviation and transportation.
Establishment of training programs in various fields of civil aviation.
Strengthen the links with other higher education institutions and relevant universities to offer undergraduate programs.
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Collaboration with other entities in projects related to the aviation and transportation fields.
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Coordination with the Supreme Education Council for the introduction of new programs.