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About PIA Training Center

We are leading Airline Training Institution. Join us to build your career in Airline Industry. We offer Airline Training in all areas of the Airline Industry. We have one of the most advanced Airline training infrastructures approved by local and international regulatory authorities such as CAA, ICAO and IATA.


  • To develop and conduct quality training as per the requirements of user departments and regulatory authorities
  • To maintain centralized training database of all PIA personnel for organizing HR activity
  • To maintain regular contact with vendors regarding new functionalities, modifications and additions to update training programmes and train the instructors
  • To formulate criteria which will enable the training of PIA personnel to achieve excellence in their respective fields/functions
  • To conduct courses, workshops, seminars, workouts, conventions, and to present papers so as to make PTC prominent in aviation training, particularly in this region

History of PIA Training Center

Welcome to the PIA Training Center, Karachi-an institution of comprehensive instruction dedicated towards imparting quality training in all the major areas associated with civil air transport. The center is housed in a three-storied spacious building, essentially self-contained in facilities and centrally air-conditioned. It is situated about 300 yards from the Corporate Head Office building of PIA.

The prestige and esteem that the Training Center enjoys has been a result of tireless efforts expended, since the very inception of PIA in 1956, in making the programmes of study worthy of its name. Training has been offered for PIA employees as well as for other airlines’ staff intending to work, or already working as members of the cockpit and flight service crew, as passenger service and marketing staff, and as mechanics and engineers, etc. It was in 1960 that all training was amalgamated under one roof at the Hotel Midway House, Karachi. The Center was moved to its present premises in October 1975.

Specialist instructors are assigned at the Center for imparting rigorous training to those who fly, and to those who service and maintain various types of aircraft (B-747-200, A-310, A-300, B-737, B-777). The training aids and equipment used are the latest. The methods of knowledge and skill transfer, adopted at the PIA Training Center, are varied all pragmatic and useful. Classroom lectures are augmented by group discussion, observations, experiments, simulations, case studies, etc. Study tours to a number of PIA facilities are regularly conducted and seminars on topics of general interest are frequently convened.

Training facilities available within the airline also include flight simulators which are used in the Transition and recurrent Training of pilots and other operational crew. The equipment here includes: a cabin service procedures trainer, A310 Flight Simulator, 747-200 Flight Simulator and B743 FFS with RB211 Engines also A-310 Video & Audio Computer Based Instructions ( VACBI ) Systems. These are largely supplemented with apprentice workshops and laboratories for new entrants.

During the past, for many years the PIA Training Center has also been instrumental in rendering training to a large number of pilots, engineers, flight stewards/stewardesses, traffic and sales personnel from over 30 airlines and associated agencies worldwide, mostly from Asian and African countries.


Main Building:

      Three-story Centrally Air- conditioned
      Building Area: 52,200 sq. ft.
      Building includes:
      Classrooms equipped with latest training aids:
    • Aircraft Cabin Mock-up
    • Computer Based Training
    • Audio Visual System
    • Audio Visual System
    • Cockpit Systems Simulator
    • Grooming Room
    • SABRE System (Reservation/Check–in)
    • Laboratories
    • Library
    • Printing and Publications
    • Photo Lab
    • Auditorium
    • Seminar & Conference Rooms

Apprentice Building:

      Building Area: 12,700 Sq. ft.
    Two-story building equipped with:
    • Air-conditioned classrooms
    • Latest training aids
    • Workshops



Domestic Airlines
Pakistan Armed Forces
Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan
Government & Semi-Government Agencies
Major National & Multinational Companies


Major Airlines, including:

      Saudi Airlines
      Royal Jordanian Airlines
      Iran Air
      Kuwait Air
      Libyan Arab Airlines
      Air Malta
      Scandinavian Airlines
      Royal Nepal Airlines
      Al-Buraq Air Libya


No Accommodation Facility Available in PTC for Trainees. Students are expected to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging. The hotel rates vary from USD50 to USD 70 per day.


PIA Training Center has a brand new cafeteria located on ground floor over looking the lush green garden with its beautiful plants, has the capacity to accommodate around 200 trainees. Tea and refreshments are provided from 9 am to 3 pm. This cafeteria also caters for business and official functions of Head Office as well.


The Library at PIA Training Center plays a vital role in providing information on the courses conducted at PIA Training Center as per requirement of any Aviation Industry. In fact, it is the back-bone of the Training center where PTC chief instructors, Instructors, PIA Officers, Engineers, Pilots, Trainers, as well as visitors and foreign trainees frequently visit for knowledge seeking and general reading purpose.

This library provides its readers over 6000 books (technical and non-technical) literature to instructors such as engineering change orders, service bulletins, technical notices, service letter, evaluation notices, services information bulletins, amendments of overall manuals, maintenance manuals, CAA literature, ICAO & IATA literature and amendments of all aircraft’s manuals. We have received the latest Boeing 777 A/C & ATR A/C Literature as well.

We are in the process of automating the PTC Technical Library for latest updates. This library not only caters for PTC faculty but to all those personnel’s working in different departments of PIA as well.

Physical Fitness

Physiology Lab is run by PIA Physiologist who provides physiological guidance to all PIA employees with the help of posture balancing equipment which is installed on the 2nd floor of PTC for the use of all employees of PIA.

The objective of this lab is to provide guidance to enhance the alacrity and how to improve the ability to express one self and to coordinate body and mind functions. To bring about the awareness is to achieve a high level of unity of mind and body in a disciplined environment. The aim is to achieve a high level serene attitude towards life leading to higher productivity, most notably in our profession.

Contact Information

Principal PTC

Near old Terminal -1 Karachi Airport, Karachi Pakistan

Fax: +(92-21) 99044363


For further queries or training details please contact:

Deputy General Manager – Training Coordination

Room-20 PIA Training Center

Near Old Terminal -1 Karachi Airport, Karachi Pakistan


Phone: +(92-21) 99045611
Fax: +(92-21) 99044363
E-mail: ptc.tc@piac.aero


PTC Help Desk

Room-17 PIA Training Center

Near Old Terminal -1 Karachi Airport, Karachi Pakistan


Phone: +(92-21) 99044516 / 99043609
Fax: +(92-21) 99044363
E-mail: ptc.helpdesk@piac.aero