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Institute of Air Safety (IAS) is located at Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor, in the southwest of Karachi city. Institute of Air Safety was established in March 1984, with a view to impart training in all flight and ground safety related aspects to PAF officers, officers from sister services, civilians, and officers of Armed Forces of foreign countries. The institute takes pride in being the only training facility worldwide that encompasses every aspect of flight safety and integrates them all to develop a safety system for aviation setups.


Aim of Training

The aim of IAS is to conduct courses related to flight safety for officers of Pakistan Armed Forces and those of our friendly foreign countries. These courses are designed to cater for needs of PAF, but they are equally beneficial for other organizations as well.


Academic Facilities

The Institute is equipped with modern classroom facilities. It has a library which contains magazines and books on a vast array of topics including flight safety, engineering materials, psychology, fiction, safety management etc. A computer lab, dedicated for students, has high-speed internet connectivity to make it easy for them to access required information. The institute also has a Crash Lab where wreckage of crashed aircraft and broken aircraft parts and components are analyzed to find out causes of accidents and failures.


Courses Offered

IAS offers the following courses:-

  Flight Safety Officers' course
  Aircraft Accident Investigation course
  Ground Safety Officers' course
  Technical Investigation course
  Quality Assurance course
  Safety Management System course
  Human Factor in Aviation Safety course



Sports Facilities

Students’ accommodation is arranged at PAF Officers’ Mess where indoor and outdoor sports facilities are available. Students can also visit health club for physical workout, to relieve any stresses due to challenges of academic routine.


Messing and Accommodation

Students dine in and stay at PAF Officers’ Mess. Every possible effort is made to ensure stay of the officers comfortable.


Educational Visits

Visits to various PAF units are arranged for Flight Safety Officers' course and Aircraft Accident Investigation course. These visits are aimed at giving an orientation to students about how safety is ensured during production of aircraft parts and their maintenance.