The Council of Ministers’ Motion 33, dated 21 March 2005, which approved the code of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, states that the Authority is the regulator of the Kingdom’s civil aviation industry, tasked with implementing the standards and recommendations of the ICAO.
The motion also states that one of the Authority’s tasks is to train and qualify manpower for the various sectors of civil aviation, and is responsible for building training institutions and centers to develop manpower. The policy of opening up the civil aviation sector brought about a growing need for the technical services the Authority has to offer within the Kingdom’s airspace and in its airports to ensure the security and safety of flying.
Out of the Authority’s commitment to develop and enhance the capabilities of its manpower, it set forth detailed plans that span a number of years to bring the academy out into existence in a manner that satisfies the aspirations of the top officials responsible for this national institution.
Based on the detailed presentation about the academy presented at the Authority’s meeting in Riyadh on 2 December 2007, the Board’s Executive Committee approved the establishment of the academy, backed by the Board’s decision 3C-32 of said date, and endorsed by the late Crown Prince Sultan, Deputy Head of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, and President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, who ordered that the then Technical Training Institute of Air Navigation be turned into the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation.
To offer a wide, diverse range of basic and specialized training and education in the field of civil aviation, in response to the needs of the global market in general and the national market in particular. This can be achieved through the following:
To maintain a sustained high scientific and competitive ranking among its peers.