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In the year 1986, the then Institute of Airport Management started its operations from Patterson Farm House, located in the vicinity of Indira Gandhi International Airport.The Institute moved to its present campus in 1988.The new building was inaugurated by the Secretary General, ICAO in December, 1988. It was renamed as National Institute of Aviation Management and Research(NIAMAR) in 1997 and functioned as such until 2010.

Indian Aviation Academy 

It was a historic moment when Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) was signed with Bureau of Civil Aviation Security(BCAS), Director General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) and Airports Authority of India(AAI) to have a joint venture to form a new autonomous body for augmenting the training activities in the Civil Aviation Sector of the Country and also to impart knowledge to other stake holders. A society was formed as National Institute of Aviation Management and Research(NIAMAR-Society) under the Societies Act 1860 on 22nd July,2010. Under the aegis of NIAMAR Society, Indian Aviation Academy has been established.It aims to develop itself as Centre of Excellence in the area of Education,Training and Research in Aviation in Asia Pacific Region.

Indian Aviation Academy is a premier training institute in the field of Aviation Management. It works towards developing the skills of a large pool of man power of Airports Authority of India, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Director General of Civil Aviation through technological advancement and consequent refinement of operating standards and procedures including new standards of safety, security and management techniques. The training imparted caters to the Airport Operations, Airport Engineering- Construction, Maintenance and Project Management, Airport Finance, Human Resource Management, Airport Commercial and Land Management, Aviation Law, Air Cargo Management,Aviation Security and Aviation Safety.

Under the guidance of International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO),Montreal,Canada under ICAO TRAIN AIR Programme ,Standardized Training Packages(STPs) on "Bird Hazard Control Management" and "Airport Pavement Maintenance"have been developed.

ICAO - AVSEC Training Centre 

Indian Aviation Academy has been approved by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as "Aviation Security Training Centre" to conduct Global Training Programmes on Aviation Security.