We’ve set up partnerships with aviation companies, training academies and national carriers to provide our students with a plethora of opportunities to enhance or progress their studies

If you would like to know more about what USW has to offer your organisation and your employees, or would like to explore collaboration opportunities, e-mail or register your interest online.

Industrial partnerships

To help meet the skills demand in the aerospace sector, we work in partnership with organisations to offer staff development opportunities through prior experiential learning. Employees can top-up to a recognised qualification by having some of their prior learning accredited; some of the training and development that staff have already undertaken can normally be taken into account by the University and, in many cases, count towards completion of a degree – a cost-efficient way to gain a higher education qualification. 


Academic partnerships

We work with education institutions and providers including local colleges, training academies and polytechnics in an effort to extend learning opportunities to students by progressing onto our degree courses. This ensures that the relevant learning undertaken with these providers supports entry onto one of our degree pathways.

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Industry partners


Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways is the national carrier for Kuwait. and is one of the largest Line Maintenance Service providers in the Middle East Region. Priding itself on providing services to a wide range of customers, Kuwait Airways offers a comprehensive aircraft Line Maintenance Services in the Region under the approvals from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Kuwait DGCA, UAE GCAA and several other National Aviation Authorities (NAA).

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> Kuwait Airways

USW Dubai: Partner - Falcon

Falcon Aviation 

Falcon Aviation has successfully built an unparalleled reputation for itself in UAE’s VIP charter business and in support to the government’s oil and gas aviation, during its decade-long establishment. Located at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport and Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Falcon Aviation offers a vast variety of business and general aviation services, including aircraft/helicopter charter, FBO services and a comprehensive MRO support including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and CAMO.

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> Falcon Aviation

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The University of South Wales is delighted to be working in partnership with Snap-on industrial at our Dubai Campus. Snap-on Industrial's Excellence in Education programme supports students with the best tools and equipment, as well as expertise to ensure their safe and effective use.

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> Snap-on

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Jet Aviation

USW Dubai has secured an excellent partnership with a globally recognised leader in the business aviation industry, Jet Aviation. 

Founded in Switzerland in 1967, their team of 4,800 aviation professionals are deployed at close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and the Caribbean. 

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> Jet Aviation

National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL)

The NAFL was founded in Dubai in 1992 as mandated by the Government of Dubai to respond  to the need to bring together the increasing number of freight and logistics service providers in the UAE. The NAFL is the first national association of freight forwarders to be established in the Arabian Gulf. The Association has recently announced a partnership with the University of South Wales Dubai.

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> National Association of Freight and Logistics

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Asian Aviation Centre

Asian Aviation Centre LTD (ACC), formerly CDE Aviation, was registered as a private limited liability company in 1985 and its main business was operating a flying training school. In 1990, it commenced a course of studies to train students to sit for the examination conducted by the Director General of Civil Aviation Sri Lanka for the issue of licences in aircraft maintenance without type rating. 

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> Asian Aviation Centre

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Academy 147

Academy 147 is an independent Maintenance Training company with a global presence. The company specialises in type specific Initial Maintenance Training course for business aircraft.

Academy 147 has established a partnership with USW Dubai to run specialised aircraft type training courses, on campus, to aviation industry professionals from the UAE and wider regions. Academy 147 agreed to give one free training seat per year to a student selected by USW Dubai to help their career in the aircraft maintenance engineering field.

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> Academy 147

Academic partners

AFAQ Institute of Aviation Technology

AFAQ Institute of Aviation Technology, based in Bahrain, is a higher education accredited by EASA and Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs ANTR 147. AFAQ provides quality education and training that responds to the needs and challenges of an ever-demanding aviation industry by promoting skills, ethics creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence. 

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> AFAQ Institute of Aviation Technology

Centre of Aviation - Pakistan

Centre of Aviation PVT. Ltd, is a company organised under the laws of Pakistan. CoA was established under the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Institute of Space Technology (IST) through a Public Private Partnership. IST is a chartered public university and is ranked in the top 5 engineering universities in Pakistan. 

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> Centre of Aviation - Pakistan


With more than 50 years of experience, Joramco has built a sound track record as a leading Commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility serving a wide range of customers in the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Africa, Russia and the CIS countries, offering services on several aircraft models from the Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer fleets.

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Royal Jordanian Air Academy

Royal Jordanian Air Academy (RJAA) was established in 1966, RJAA stands as the regional leader in flight training, to become the first and largest flight academy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). RJAA is certified by the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory commission (JCARC) which is recognized from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in accordance to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Regulations.

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> Royal Jordanian Air Academy

Fujairah Aviation Academy

Fujairah Aviation Academy formerly known as Fujairah Aviation Centre was originally founded in 1986 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saleh Mohammed Hamad Al Sharqi. Part of Fujairah Aviation Academy is the engineering college which is a 147 training organization approved under GCAA and EASA. The college is approved to conduct basic aviaition engineering courses which provide a platform to progress onto a university qualification.

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> Fujairah Aviation Academy

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Skyline Aviation

Situated in Sri Lanka, Skyline Aviation was established in 2006 by a group of entrepreneurs and professional aviators with a passion for flying. The organisation is a 100% privately-owned Board of Investment (BOI) approved project with approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL). Skyline Aviation is also a Pearson Quality Assured organisation. 

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> Skyline Aviation

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Lanka Pacific Aviation and Engineering

Lanka Pacific Aviation and Engineering Academy is based in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka for students and professionals either entering or currently working in the aviation industry. Established in 2013, the academy provides complete training pathways for different sectors in aviation. 

LPAE is a Part-66 examination centre and was the first company to introduce EASA (European Air Safety Agency) Part-66 exams to Sri Lanka.

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> Lanka Pacific Aviation and Engineering