ALTA launches Educational Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean


The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association is committed to facilitating and expanding the training of aeronautical personnel

As of today, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) includes on its website a virtual space that brings together courses, workshops and educational opportunities offered by allied universities and training centers. Known as ALTA’s Educational Hub, this information center provides interested parties with a wide range of available programs in key areas such as airline and airport management and administration, operational safety, aeronautical operations, human factors, aeronautical English, pilot training and education, aeronautical law, environment, among others.The ALTA Educational Hub currently has seven strategic partners: the Superior Academy of Aeronautical Sciences (ASCA) in the Dominican Republic, the International Center for Airport Instruction and Auxiliary Services “Ing. Roberto Kobeh González” (CIIASA) in Mexico, IATA Training, ITAérea in Spain, the Ezeiza Provincial University in Argentina, the North Regional University in Mexico and Wayman Aviation Academy in the US, who offer ALTA members discounts special in face-to-face and virtual courses. Professionals and wannabes, all aboard!The airline industry in the region is experiencing a significant recovery in the number of passengers, which demands capacity and, with it, more trained and certified professionals to serve it. According to CAE predictions, during the current decade and until 2029 the civil aviation industry will need approximately 260,000 new pilots, of which 16,000 will be required in Latin America and the Caribbean. This demand reflects, among other factors, that air transport will continue to become more widespread, consolidating its position as an essential transport service to connect our entire region. CAE also forecasts that 11,000 new aircraft will enter service during this decade. So this growth in the world fleet requires thousands of professionals to operate them, cabin and maintenance personnel, in addition to the derived service at airports and throughout the air transport chain, which includes technologies, services, fuel, among others. “Where aviation is, development is. There is no place where a plane arrives where construction, services, tourism, business and many other economic sectors that generate jobs and opportunities for the population do not arrive. The growth that the airline industry is experiencing is a great opportunity to contribute to the socioeconomic development of all of Latin America and the Caribbean. That is why ALTA begins to dedicate efforts to support the training of new and current personnel in the airline industry and to be able to face the growing demand, continue providing an essential service, generating opportunities for the population”, comments José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO. HIGH. In view of this pressing need, ALTA has formed valuable alliances with educational institutions and, with the launch of this Educational Hub, will centralize the academic offers that its partners offer, facilitating access to the necessary training so that the largest possible number of professionals enter the industry and those already in service continue to expand and update their knowledge. ALTA also has alliances with the Center for Aeronautical Studies (CEA) in Colombia, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the US, the Aeronautical Training Institute (IFA) in Costa Rica and the Technological University of Panama (UTP), who soon they will offer their academic programming in the ALTA Educational Hub and more are to be added. To learn about the educational and training offers available, enter the  Educational Hub  at  and be part of the future of Latin American and Caribbean aviation. To become a training partner please contact ALTA here: