School History

Cebu Aeronautical Technical School is committed to its continued pursuance of integrity, professionalism and social responsibility amid these rapidly changing times. This is made possible through providing adequate technical and tertiary instruction necessary to professionally equip those who intend to go into the aviation industry.

Cebu Aeronautical traces its origins all the way back to February 24, 1953, thus making it the oldest aviation school outside Manila and the second to be established in the country.

It started operations at the M. O. Ponce Bldg. located along what is now known as M. J. Cuenco Ave. In the mid-‘60’s, it moved to Lahug Airport after the completion of its hangar which was constructed by the famous Mactan Airport builder, the late P. J. Kiener. In 1981, it moved to its current location where it was given due recognition for its two known baccalaureate degrees and later in 2005 by CHED for the Airline Management Courses.

Starting with a two-course offering, it has now expanded to its current five-course offerings all recognized by CHED, TESDA and CAAP (formerly ATO).

In its 60 years of existence, the school has graduated several hundreds of students who are now employed with reputable aviation companies worldwide.






The institution currently offers the following associate and bachelor’s degree courses:


  • Associate in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (2 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering (5 Years)
  • Associate in Airline Management (2 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Airline Management (4 Years)