“I had just completed my MBA and wanted to put it to good use. I had worked for several airlines in a number of different management positions within operations, human resources and customer services, but I never really felt that I was being recognized or appreciated for my achievements. I felt that I could achieve more if only I had the opportunity to do so. I had been involved with two different Appleton Greene corporate programs and asked one of their learning providers for advice. They suggested that I apply for a position as a learning provider myself, because I was intuitive and I enjoyed knowledge sharing. I applied several months later and was accepted. I carried on working part-time within an airline and did some consultancy work and worked as an Associate Learning Provider while studying, which was good experience and helped me to broaden my horizons. I am now fully qualified as a Certified Learning Provider and plan to expand my program portfolio. I feel for the first time in my life that I am achieving what I am capable of and it is very rewarding, both financially and personally.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Aviation industry.

  • Air France-KLM Group
  • Airbus SAS
  • All Nippon Airways Group
  • American Airlines
  • AMR Corporation
  • Antonov
  • ATR
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • British Airways
  • Britten-Norman
  • Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Embraer
  • FedEx Express
  • Fokker
  • Iberia
  • Ilyushin
  • Japan Airlines Corporation
  • Let Kunovice
  • Lockheed Corporation
  • Lufthansa Group
  • Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
  • Saab AB
  • Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
  • Sukhoi
  • Swiss Air
  • The Emirates Group
  • Tupolev
  • United Continental Holdings
  • Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation
  • Yakovlev

Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. Aviation is a vital part of the increasingly globalized world economy, facilitating the growth of international trade, tourism and international investment, and connecting people across continents. The aviation industry itself is a major direct generator of employment and economic activity, in airline and airport operations, aircraft maintenance, air traffic management, head offices and activities directly serving air passengers, such as check-in, baggage handling, on-site retail and catering facilities. Direct impacts also include the activities of aerospace manufacturers selling aircraft and components to airlines and related businesses. The world’s airlines carry over 2.6 billion passengers a year and 48 million tones of freight. Providing these services generates 8.4 million direct jobs within the air transport industry and contributes $539 billion to global GDP. Compared with the GDP contribution of other sectors, the global air transport industry is larger than the pharmaceuticals ($445 billion), the textiles ($236 billion) or the automotive industries ($484 billion) and around half as big as the global chemicals ($977 billion) and food and beverage ($1,162 billion) sectors. Air transport also has important ‘multiplier’ effects, which mean that its overall contribution to global employment and GDP is much larger than its direct impact alone. These include employment and activities of suppliers to the air transport industry for example, aviation fuel suppliers; construction companies that build airport facilities; suppliers of sub-components used in aircraft; manufacturers of goods sold in airport retail outlets; and a wide variety of activities in the business services sector (such as call centers, information technology and accountancy). Over 9.3 million indirect jobs globally are supported through the purchase of goods and services by companies in the air transport industry. These indirect jobs contribute approximately $618 billion to global GDP.


“Managed outsourcing is the key to successful manufacturing these days. It would appear that the same principle applies to good education. The high points of my MBA and DBA were the opportunities to interact with industry specialists and successful business leaders. Appleton Greene recognizes this and is developing an impressive catalog of tangible programs and encourages learning providers to outsource to specialist consultants and business leaders as much as possible. This helps to bring the programs to life in the real world and engages and challenges employees.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Aviation industry.