Airworks Aviation Academy

School Highlights

Located at the second busiest airport, Cebu, in the country Airworks Aviation Academy is approximately 1.5 hours flight time from Manila. Its specific location is within the airport in the General Aviation Area, Mactan-Cebu International Airport. This location gives this flight school the advantage of being able to conduct certain components of the training in a real airline environment. Additionally, its location in Cebu gives students a mix of education and leisure with Cebu being known for its beautiful beaches and whale shark diving.

The training is done using a fleet of 21 aircraft (including a number of Cessna 172 SP, Cessna 172, Cessna 152, Baron and Piper Seneca II). This large fleet makes Airworks Aviation Academy one of the top 3 largest flight schools in the country. This large fleet has allowed Airworks Aviation Academy to get students from other countries such as Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Not only does Airworks Aviation Academy provide pilot training but it also has a partnership with Cleverlearn (English Language Institute) to help students in polishing their aviation English skills. In total Airworks currently trains students from 25 countries.

Its graduates fly with Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific to list a few.

One of the greatest features of Airworks Aviation Academy is that it is one of the most active flight schools on social media regularly updating their content to ensure new potential students can follow the training of current cadets. The training facilities are in Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the school has offices as well in Manila and Jakarta.

Founded in 1993 by Capt. Meynard Halili, the pre-eminent aviation educator in the country, Airworks Aviation has grown steadily thru the years to become one of the top flying schools in the Philippines.  These days it is backed by Tao Corp, a top 50 corporation in the Philippines.

Airworks Aviation Academy has a study now pay later program in partnership with Philippine National Bank.

Airworks Aviation Academy currently does not own a full flight simulator so the type rating is done by another training organization or an airline.

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Courses Offered

  • Private Pilot License
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Multi-Engine
  • Flight Instructor

Aircraft & Simulator


  • 19 Cessna 152 and 172 G1000
  • 1 Baron
  • 1 Piper Seneca II


  • Redbird Flight Simulator

Approvals & Partnerships


  • Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Entry Requirements

  • Student must be a High School graduate
  • Pass the basic medical exam (Class 2)

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