ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence and ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre
In 2014, SAA became a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) and ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC). As an RTCE, SAA will lead in the development and delivery of competency-based ICAO training courses in the authorised areas of Aerodromes, Flight Safety and Safety Management, and Security and Facilitation.
The ICAO ASTCs promote the professional development of aviation security personnel through exchange of information and mutual cooperation among States and leading aviation security training institutions, SAA will expand its scope of aviation security training offerings as an ASTC.
TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member Award
In 2012, SAA was awarded its certification, certifying it as a full member of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. Such certification attests to SAA’s high standards in developing and advancing aviation training and capabilities and also affirms SAA’s commitment and ongoing efforts to drive and advance international training programmes.
34th Edward Warner Award
In 2000, SAA was conferred the prestigious 34th Edward Warner Award by the ICAO Council. The award is regarded as the highest honour in the world of civil aviation as it was given by ICAO on behalf of its 185 Member States.
1996 Flight International Aerospace Industry Award
In 1996, SAA was already recognised for its outstanding contribution and excellent achievements in the industry when it won the 1996 Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for training. It was commended as a world class training centre providing a "level and breadth of training unique in the Asia-Pacific region"
ISO 9001 Certification
In 1996, SAA was awarded the ISO 9001 Certification for the design, development, conduct and administration of its training programmes. SAA was the first civil aviation training institution in the world to receive the certification.
Centre of Excellence
In 1977, SAA was designated by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a Centre of Excellence for training in air traffic control, aircraft fire-fighting and rescue and aeronautical information services.