About Us

Excellence becomes reality!

Qatar Aeronautical College was founded in 1977 as the Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States, QAC 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.


First discussions of aviation in Qatar began as long ago as 1927. These centered on the provision of an emergency landing strip close to Doha for aircraft on international routes. With the beginning of the oil companies, a requirement for air support was identified and airstrips were laid at Doha, Dukhan, Umm Said and Al Hamla. At the same time, the strategic and commercial importance of Qatar was being recognized internationally.

Air traffic to the oil companies’ strips gradually increased and with it the demand for passenger services and so, in 1952, the Gulf Aviation Company began the first scheduled services in Doha. From then on expansion was rapid, and a new runway was built to meet the requirements of international airlines operating larger passenger aircraft. Half a century later, Doha possesses one of the busiest and best-equipped airports in the Gulf, its own national airline Qatar Airways, one of the fastest-growing in the world, and a world-class training institution for the aviation industry, Qatar Aeronautical College.

Qatar Aeronautical College was founded in 1977 as the Civil Aviation College of the Gulf States, with assistance from the United Nations Development Program. It changed its name in 1996 to Qatar Aeronautical College, and its programmes have now expanded to include training not just for Airline Pilots but also for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Meteorologists, Airport Operations Management Personnel and Flight Dispatchers.


QAC trains the next generation of aviation professionals.


We, Qatar Aeronautical College, 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 college's role in the international society.


College 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.
  • Collaboration with other entities in projects related to the aviation and transportation fields.
  • Coordination with the Supreme Education Council for the introduction of new programs.

The Top Management

Shk. Jabor bin Hamad M. Al-Thani

(Director General)

I am proud today as Director General of Qatar Aeronautical College to present a bouquet of technical specialties 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 colleges and open new fields and horizons for every one int

Dr. Salem Rashid Al-Azbeh Al-Marri

(Director of Joint Services)

The Joint Services Directorate is considered as a critical part of any institution that aims to develop and modernize itself to match the needs of the present age. At QAC, the directorate is one of the main organizational units and works mainly to support all the other departments logistically, functionally and administratively. The Joint Services Directorate is dedicated to attracting a large number of qualified staff who will be able to contribute towards the achievement of targets which have been set to comply with and serve the Qatar National Vision 2030. The Joint Services Directorate is

Dr. Najim Abdu A Al-Barazanchi

(A/Director of Academic Affairs)

A warm welcome to you from the Director of Academic Affairs at Qatar Aeronautical College. The college is dedicated to the education and training of those intending to enter the aviation industry. So, we prepare student trainees for fulfilling careers in various fields, such as in aircraft maintenance engineering, air traffic control, meteorology, airport operations management and as pilots. We offer programs for our students ranging from foundation levels of English and scientific subjects to licenses, diplomas and higher diplomas for majors in the primary fields of aviation. Just as importan


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Years in Operations