ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AVIATION CENTER (APAC)

APAC

Academic and Professional Aviation Center (APAC) was created in 2008 as a structural unit of Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI) to implement all types of aviation education. Today APAC delivers world class training programs for aviation industry professionals across the world t is certified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and awarded with Certificate Part-147 to conduct basic training for category B1- Technician Mechanics and for category B2- Technician Avionics type training for Airbus 320 family and CRJ CL600 aircraft types. In 2016 APAC has signed two partnership agreements:
  1. Partnership with Flight Path International (Canada) combining resources and expertise to provide type training solutions for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer commercial aircrafts.
  2. Partnership agreement with Jeppesen (a Boeing company) combining resources and expertise to provide a sophisticated EASA centric flight operations/dispatch training program fully accredited by Latvian CAA.
As a result of continuous development of training services starting from 2016 APAC offers full training and examination both for recreation and professional users of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Riga

Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 639,630 inhabitants (2016), Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and home to one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with UmeaĚŠ in Sweden. Riga hosted the 2006 NATO Summit, the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships and the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championship. It is home to the European Union’s office of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic States.