Aviation Career Center's home-base airport is International Airport Maribor, which is located next to Slovenia's second largest city, the city of Maribor. The airport is easily accessed by road, train or bus and is connected with nearby highways. Other cities near the airport are: Ljubljana (120 km), Graz (77 km) and Zagreb (107 km) away. It is also easily accessible by rail from all directions.
In 2005 the instrument landing system ILS CAT I and the distribution transformer station were renovated, and the airport was later served with scheduled flights by Slovenian Spirit, an arm of Styrian Spirit, which offered scheduled flights to Paris and Salzburg.
The airport's new terminal opened in 2012 with a capacity is at least 600,000 pax/year and in 2013 the old old terminal was also renovated. Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.
The primary purpose of ATC worldwide is to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and provide information and other support for pilots. air traffic control service provider in Slovenia is the Slovenia Air Navigation Services or SLOVENIA CONTROL, with Single European Sky certification, providing air navigation services that are safe, flexible and of the highest quality in Slovenian airspace. Attaining, guaranteeing and constantly improving the defined safety levels.
The students in that kind of environment proceed much more efficient with their learning progress, and get well adopted to the traffic situation and behaviour in such environment, during all flight modules, becoming competitive, successful and safe pilots.
Apart from the home-base airport, Aviation Career Center also uses other neighbouring international airports such as International Airports:
- Graz (IATA: GRZ, ICAO: LOWG),
- Zagreb (IATA: ZAG, ICAO: LDZA),
- Ljubljana (IATA: LJU, ICAO: LJLJ),
- Portorose (IATA: POW, ICAO: LJPZ),
- and others...