Aviation Benefits: contributing to global economic prosperity

Aviation is one of the most “global” industries: connecting people, cultures and businesses across continents. Colleagues throughout the sector are committed to raising awareness of the benefits and the role of aviation. It is necessary for all stakeholders and partners to work together to maximize the benefits of air transport, and to support the sustainable growth of aviation by connecting more people and more places, more often.

Aviation has continued to expand. It has weathered crises and demonstrated long-term resilience, becoming an indispensable means of transport. Historically, air transport has doubled in size every 15 years and has grown faster than most other industries. In 2016, airlines worldwide carried around 3.8 billion passengers annually with 7.1 trillion revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs). Fifty three million tonnes of freight were transported by air, reaching 205 billion freight tonne kilometres (FTKs). Every day, around 100,000 flights transport over 10 million passengers and around USD18 billion worth of goods.


Aviation provides the only rapid worldwide transportation network, which makes it essential for global business. It generates economic growth, creates jobs, and facilitates international trade and tourism. According to recent estimates by the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the total economic impact (direct, indirect, induced and tourism-connected) of the global aviation industry reached USD2.7 trillion, some 3.5 percent of world’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014.

The air transport industry also supported a total of 62.7 million jobs globally. It provided 9.9 million direct jobs. Airlines, air navigation service providers and airports directly employed over three million people. The civil aerospace sector (the manufacture of aircraft, systems and engines) employed 1.1 million people. A further 5.5 million worked in other on-airport positions. 52.8 million indirect, induced and tourism-related jobs were supported by aviation.

These estimates do not include other economic benefits of aviation, such as the jobs or economic activity that occur when companies or industries exist because air travel makes them possible, the intrinsic value that the speed and connectivity of air travel provides, or domestic tourism and trade. Including these would increase the employment and global economic impact numbers several-fold.

One of the industries that relies most heavily on aviation is tourism. By facilitating tourism, air transport helps generate economic growth and alleviate poverty. Currently, approximately 1.2 billion tourists are crossing borders every year, over half of whom travelled to their destinations by air. In 2014, aviation supported over 36 million jobs within the tourism sector, contributing roughly USD892 billion a year to global GDP.

Air transport is a driver of global trade and e-commerce, allowing globalization of production. The small volumes of air cargo amount to big values in world trade. In 2014, USD6.4 trillion worth of goods were transported internationally by air, representing 35 percent of world trade by value, despite representing only 0.5 percent by volume. Aviation’s advantage over other modes of transport in terms of speed and reliability has contributed to the market for “same-day” and “next-day” delivery services and transportation of urgent or time-sensitive goods.

Some 87 percent of business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce parcels are currently carried by air. The e-commerce share of scheduled international mail tonne kilometres (MTKs) grew from 16 percent to 83 percent between 2010 and 2016 and is estimated to grow to 91 percent by 2025.


The Caribbean region is heavily reliant on tourism for its economic health. In many markets such as Cuba, Guyana, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Dominican Republic, more than 90 percent of tourists arrive by air. In 2014, aviation supported US$27 billion in tourist spending across the region, of which US$24.3 billion was leisure tourism and US$2.7 billion was business tourism. This amount would be sufficient to cover public spending on healthcare and education in the region combined. Source: IATA

Our Airline Relationships

We build strong connections and long-standing relationships worldwide, enabling real solutions for selected Airlines and excellent opportunities for our graduates.

Our history is rooted in true collaboration with airlines across the globe that have grown to become iconic carriers and who continue to work with us today.

We are committed to maintaining and growing these airline relationships so that we are able to offer our graduates the highest-quality, airline-focused training and unrivaled career opportunities. In turn we have built a reputation as a trusted provider of the highest-caliber pilots in the industry.

You’ll be airline mentored** and part of the team from day one.

Many of our Airline Relationship routes are built on the values of enablement – opening the career of an airline pilot to encourage diversity and opportunity for the most able candidates. Many of our airline relationship programs provide value-add enhancements such as conditional offers of employment and financial guarantees.

We’ve been supporting our Airline Relationships – as well as spearheading our own campaigns – to provide greater opportunities to a wider audience overall, to broaden and diversify the pilot workforce, whether this be attracting a broad range of candidates of all backgrounds and genders into our industry or providing a path for aspiring pilots that is not predicated on socio-economic background.

Become an Instructor


We are recruiting highly motivated Instructors for our Abuja and other parts of the states in Nigeria, currently offering new hire bonuses and training credits on contract commitment and experience

Please apply here

Instructors at our Academy have many opportunities for advancement along with an attractive pay structure and the many perks and incentives we offer. Due to our airline style training, Airline Transition program, and relationships with the Regional Airlines, ASAA Instructors would be highly successful.

Abuja Location

As an ASAA Instructor you’ll utilize the same style manuals, procedures, and standards found in all of the regional schools which provides Part 141 and 61 training.


Air Hostess (Cabin Crew) Diploma


Have you always dreamt of a dream job which includes flying across the globe, spending time at an exciting destination with lucrative salary package? Inspire Academy Aeronai school of Aviation will guide you to your dream job/ career. One such rewarding career/ job is of a Cabin Crew/ Flight Stewards.

The course has been designed by team of professionals from the Aviation industry having experience of more than 15 years. More emphasis has been given to the industry requirements. The course is designed into theory, practical, role play, presentations & case studies, thereby giving more practical exposure & enhancing confidence level of every student.

Air cabin crew / Air Hostess Job Description:

The role of an air cabin crew member is to provide excellent customer service to passengers while ensuring their comfort and safety throughout the flight. They are trained to deal with security and emergency situations which may arise and can administer first aid to passengers. Cabin crew ensure that all emergency equipment is in working order prior to take off and that there are enough supplies. They also help passengers to board the plane and give a demonstration of safety procedures and equipment.

Air cabin crew strive to make the flying experience a pleasant one for the passengers and will serve refreshments and meals and sell gifts and duty-free items. Cabin crew may work on short or long-haul flights.

Typical work Activities:

Attending a pre-flight briefing, during which air cabin crew are assigned their working positions for the upcoming flight. Crew are also informed of flight details, the schedule and if there are passengers with any special requirements, such as diabetic passengers, passengers in wheelchairs or the number of infants on board;

Carrying out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment and security checks, ensuring the aircraft is clean and tidy, ensuring that information in the seat pockets is up to date and that all meals, drinks and stock are on board; Welcoming passengers on board and directing them to their seats;

Informing fliers of the aircraft safety procedures and ensuring that all hand luggage is securely stored away;

Checking all seat belts and galleys are secure prior to take-off;

Making announcements on behalf of the pilot and answering questions during the flight;

Serving meals and refreshments;

Selling duty-free goods and advising passengers of any allowance restrictions in force at their destination;

Reassuring passengers and ensuring that they follow safety procedures correctly in emergency situations;

Giving first aid where necessary;

Ensuring passengers disembark safely at the end of a flight and checking that there is no luggage left in the overhead lockers and no stowaways or suspicious items on board;

Completing paperwork, including writing a flight report.

Air Hostess / Cabin Crew Course Delivery:
During the Course, we will teach Skills and how to be air hostess / cabin crew. The air hostess course students in Mumbai enjoy adequate air hostess training , available at academy.

Courses Content

  • Aviation

    History of Aviation, Airline Familiarization, Embarkation & Disembarkation, Food & Beverages, Flight Announcements, Safety & Emergency Procedures , Galleys, Customer Service etc.

  • Airport Ground Handling

    Introduction to Airport, Ground Staff Responsibilities & their functions, Check-In Procedures, Arrivals & Departures, Disrupted & Delayed Flights, Pre & Post Flight Procedures, Handling Incoming Flights, Mishandled Baggage, Ramp Handling, Handling Special Passengers, Handling Dangerous Goods & Special Cargo, Ground Handling of Flight & Associated Dangers, Aviation Security.

  • Hospitality

    Hotel Terminology, Types of Hotel, Front & Back office, Housekeeping, Room service, Food & Beverage Service Operations, Registration & Reservation formalities, Handling Complaints, Shawman (Reservation System for hotels).

  • Travel ManagementGeography – Countries, Cities, Airports, Capitals, Codes, Currency, Travel Documents, TIM, Health Care and Travel Insurance, Car Rentals, Time Theory, Planning Itinerary, OAG Flight Guide, Airport & Aircraft Services, International Conventions, Freedoms of the air, International Organisations, Customer Service. Fare Construction – TC Areas & Sub-Areas, Global Indicators, Fare Selection Criteria, Types of Journey, One Way & Return Journeys, Special/Promotional/Mass Fares.

  • Grooming

    Hygeine, Make-up, Attire, Clothes, Accessories, Colour, Appearance, Diet & Health

  • Computerized Reservation System (CRS)

Electronic means of booking flights, making reservation & creating passengers PNR, calculating best fares.

Soft Skills: (Personality Development, Time Management, Communication Skills, Telephone Etiquette, Interview Skills & Group Discussion)

Courses which will culminate in developing your personality and character building, create leadership qualities, raise your confidence, improve your efficiency and fine tune your communication skills to handle customers and handle emergency situations in an effective manner.

  • First Aid

In order to attend to the injured or sick passenger, elementary knowledge of First Aid is essential and mandatory requirement. Trained Medical Personnel will impart this training in how to deal with medical emergencies during flight.

  • IIn-flight Service Training: (Mock Training)

Part of the practical training where you will be trained in all the functions that you would be required to perform in actual daily routine on a flight including preparing for landing & taking off, safety features & equipment, handling emergencies etc.

Application & Selection

Our graduates are considered to be among the best in the industry – it all begins with rigorous selection

For our full-time, integrated programs, aspiring air-hostess and cabin crew are required to pass an application and selection process.

For those completing a modular route of training, you are not required to pass a selection process before training; however you will be required to complete one at a later stage if you would like to be considered for advanced training and airline placement.

This process will vary depending on which program you apply to but will consist of online testing, group exercises and interviews. Each process is designed to assess the core competencies and skills required to become not just a trainee or but an expert, even a future Captain and beyond.

Read on for advice on how to prepare for your airline pilot selection.

Why do you need to complete a selection process?

Our selection process for aspiring student is designed to give you an opportunity to showcase the breadth of your technical and non-technical skills. Through a series of tried and tested methods, the process provides our selection team with a clear, all-round picture of your abilities and potential to become the best.

What to expect (Pilots)

What to expect

The following information is designed to give you an idea of what to expect if applying for an integrated program.

Selection events do vary from program to program to ensure we are assessing to specific airline requirements.

Full information will be provided to you based on the career program you apply for to ensure we provide a true expectation of the day.


You will be required to sit the full suite of aptitude testing designed by our partners. These ability tests are again directly aligned and related to the key aptitude indicators required of a commercial airline pilot’s skill set. The test is comprised of 6 elements which include the 2 verifier assessments which were sat at the online stage. The whole technical test will take around 45mins to complete which includes briefing. The following are the elements that we will look to assess and will also generate a pass/fail result:

• Spatial Orientation
• Complex Control
• Reaction Speed
• Monitoring ability
• Multi-tasking Capability
• Applied Numeracy (with calculator)

Non-Technical Skills

During the day you will be invited to complete a group activity exercise allowing you to demonstrate your interpersonal skills and qualities such as:

• Communication
• Team working
• Leadership
• Situation awareness
• Decision Making and Problem Solving

These exercises are designed to encourage discussion and debate from all team members and are often based around fictional scenarios. You will be required to read through relevant briefing information and adapt to changing goals. Remember to get involved; the assessors can only comment on what they see. Once all elements of the morning session are complete you will be able to take a lunch break – lunch is provided for you.


The interview is conducted on a one-to-one basis and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you are applying to an Airline Program, it is not unusual for an airline representative to also attend the interview phase. During the interview we are looking to get to know you better and understand some of your past experiences. This is a competency or evidence-based interview and you will be required to provide recent and relevant answers. The key areas of focus will be:

• Communication
• Motivation
• Commercial Awareness
• Leadership (potential)
• Team Work & Cooperation
• Problem solving & Decision Making
• Workload Management, Resilience & Standards

Further Airline Assessment

If applying to the Airline program, you may be required to complete a further assessment with the airline or our team may conduct this on behalf of the airline. This will vary depending on specific airline reqirement but could include further technical tests and interviews.

If you apply to the Airline program and you are invited to attend a selection event, full details of the process will be provided by our team.

How to prepare (Pilots)

The selection process will challenge you, but our experienced selection team will make you feel at ease and create an environment that allows you to relax and be yourself. It is important we get to see the real you at these events and our team are here to support you through the process and facilitate the day.

Before you arrive

Before any selection event ensure you are clear on what to expect from the day. Read your invitation email carefully so you know where you need to be and what time you are expected to arrive.


Before any selection event, ensure you are clear on what to expect from the day. Read your invitation email carefully so you know where you need to be and what time you are expected to arrive.

Prepare all the administration you are required to bring with you on the day including any copies. If you are running late on the day, call our helpline team and advise them as soon as possible. If you are feeling unwell please contact the selection team as soon as possible and arrange to reschedule.

It is important you consider the activities you will be required to complete and consider how to prepare. For the non-technical elements, seek feedback from those you interact with about how effective you are within a team setting. Try to anticipate what you bring to a group environment and what areas you can develop in.

Prepare for your numeracy test by practicing and improving the speed and accuracy of your mental calculations. This can easily be achieved by using a revision guide and using a stopwatch to apply time pressure.

Whilst the aptitude test looks to grade your natural abilities, some of the tests will require you to show your complex control ability. There are many online assessments they can be accessed to gain practice at this type of ability test and you may find it useful to research them. Some applicants find it useful to practice using a joystick and a flight simulator game although we no longer use a joystick as part of our aptitude testing.

Prepare for your interview by considering different experiences or situations you have been in, demonstrating your skills across the areas outlined in the interview section of this guide.

Research is key. Ensure you are fully conversant with airline industry current affairs; giving particular focus to our Airline Partners and how they operate. Talk to as many people in the industry as you can to develop an informed picture of daily life as an Airline Pilot.

Do not fall in to the trap of preparing “model” responses. This can often backfire because applicants may not answer the questions being asked. Make sure you listen to the questions and respond with recent and relevant examples.

This process will challenge you! But our experienced selection team will make you feel at ease and create an environment that allows you to relax and be yourself. It is important we get to see the real you at these events and our team are here to support you through the process.