International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
The University of Waterloo is proud to have an official partnership with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) through their TrainairPlus Programme. ICAO is a special agency of the United Nations, with responsibility for the standardization and development of international aviation.
As part of the UN, ICAO supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". ICAO’s work is closely linked to 15 of the 17 SDGs. Likewise, the University of Waterloo is a leader in this area, hosting the Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN).
In support of SDG 4 “Quality Education” and SDG 8 “Good Jobs and Economic Growth”, ICAO and Waterloo collaborated to develop the Aviation Fundamentals (AviFun) e-learning course. This affordable course introduces young adults and transitioning professionals to the range of careers in aviation and is completed by thousands of people around the world each year.
Alsim is a flight simulator manufacturer and a research partner with the University of Waterloo. They have manufactured more than 400 flight simulators, used around the world to support flight training. Their AL250 flight simulator is a key element of Waterloo’s aviation research infrastructure.
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC)
The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is one of the largest and most experienced flight schools in Canada, located at the Region of Waterloo International Airport in Breslau, Ontario (a short drive from campus).