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Learning and training directly at the airport

Education, skill enhancement and training at the Airport Academy – in the middle of an aviation environment.

Since 2006 people are trained for jobs in the ground handling of airplanes, passengers and cargo directly at Airport Weeze. The training classrooms of the Airport Academy are located inside the terminal and motivate with a fascinating view of the apron and the runway.

Experienced trainers take care for a practice-oriented qualification of participants in certified courses and trainings, e.g. for DGR.

For employees of companies at the airport just as well as for those seeking work: The Airport Academy Weeze is a unique facility of education and advanced training for the aviation industry in Europe.

By the way, in the past two years, out of those course graduates who that had been unemployed beforehand, more than 80% found employment at an airport.

Examples of training content:

  • aircraft handling services
  • handling of baggage
  • passenger handling
  • freighting, airmail
  • check-in software (e.g. Codeco)
  • safety at work
  • training on equipment (pusher, staircases)
  • education on dangerous goods according to IATA DGR for PK 7 to PK 11
  • flight safety training according to LuftSiSchulV from 2nd of April 2008 for „Other Workforce“ with nationwide acknowledged training certificate
  • training on de-escalation
  • flight attendants

The gaetan-data GmbH is an IATA authorized training centre for the vocational training of flight attendants.


Unique in Germany

Training on ground equipment – Handling Simulations

Towing towards the airplane with four baggage carts? Perfect stair coasting towards the airplane's door?

Handing over a container in the correct manner?

Perfection needs training

On the apron and within a hall especially equipped for the training on hardware and freight, hauliers run through a show-jumping course, cargo is being secured and baggage carts are loaded. Everything happens directly at the airport - but aside the regular air traffic to avoid danger and allow mistakes.

In Germany the training on ground equipment and the simulation of handling an aircraft is only possible at the Airport Academy in Weeze.

Licensed trainers provide safety while working with the equipment and ensure the implementation of the health protection as well as the industrial safety and health regulations. They enable an ideal practical experience at and within an aircraft. Among others, the following pieces of equipment are available:

  • diesel hauliers of different manufacturers
  • baggage carts
  • container dollys
  • ULD’s (container AKE, several Main Deck paletts)
  • aircraft staircase

Training places (positions) offered by the Airport Academy are open to learners and handling companies from all regions.

Interested in more information about our training offers?

Airport Academy of gaetan-data GmbH
Flughafen Niederrhein, Terminal
47652 Weeze
Tel: +49 / (0) 28 37 - 66 64 60
Email: weeze@gaetan.aero


Airport Hostel

Distance is irrelevant. We take care for your accommodation.

This way the team building process can be continued even at the end of the day. We have 34 one-bed rooms available for our participants. Their furnishings are simple but functional. Every room comes with a hand wash basin with cold/warm water. The house is also equipped with separate showers and toilets. Regularly, kitchens on every floor and recreation rooms with TV and DVD player become the meeting point of the participants.

Parking ground is available. The terminal as well as the training classrooms are in walking distance.

By the way: The accommodation costs (and more) will (can) be reimbursed by the funding agency e.g., the employment agency if participants take part in publicly supported classes.

Rooms at the Airport Hostel can also be booked by everyone else. Attention! For external guests, the rate per night is 29,90 Euro per person in a single room or 39,90 € for a double room.

Reservation: www.airhostel.de

Interested in more information about our training offers?


Airport Academy of gaetan-data GmbH
Flughafen Niederrhein, Terminal
47652 Weeze
Tel: 0049 (0) 2837 - 66 64 60
Email: weeze@gaetan.aero