Air Transportation Human Resources Development Center (ATHRDC) is a governmental organization under Human Resources Development on Transportation Agency, Ministry of Transportation of The Republic of Indonesia, dealing with aviation education and training. ATHRDC was established in 1952 and was called Indonesian Civil Aviation Academy and in 1974 was changed its name to Civil Aviation Training Center until November 2010.
With the rapid development of transportation in the Republic of Indonesia, the Civil Aviation and Training Centre was transformed to Air Transportation Human Resources Development Centre under Transportation Human Resources Development Agency, and also its executing units, namely:
· Indonesia Civil Aviation Institute of Curug;
· Aviation Technical and Safety Academy of Medan;
· Aviation Technical and Safety Academy of Surabaya;
· Aviation Technical and Safety Academy of Makassar;
· Aviation Training Office of Palembang; and
· Aviation Training Office of Jayapura.
The education and training programs carried out by Air Transportation Human Resources Development Center through its executing units refer to the national and international standards and regulations.
As the member of ICAO TRAINAIR Central Unit since 1992, Air Transportation Human Resources Development Center supports all of ICAO programs to standardize and to improve the air safety, regularity and security through training and education through the development of human resources.
ATSA of Medan
ATSA of Surabaya
ATHRDC, ATSA of Medan and Surabaya have been offering practical training courses which are relevant and applicable to the various aviation fields. The main contents of courses consist of not only theoretical lectures but also practical trainings such as experience of airport operation, on-site visits and workshops for problem solving.