About us

Our mission is to provide expert advice and training to airports, airlines, cargo handling companies, freight forwarders, transport companies, aviation security providers and in-flight caterers in the UK and Worldwide.

Airplane cabin mock-up including passenger seating, galley, overhead bins, and toilet at the RTL Training Facilities.
Galley area of Airplane Cabin mock-up, including carts, boxes, and ovens, at the RTL Training Facilities.
Seating area of Airplane Cabin mock-up, including life jackets, seatbelts, and overhead bins at the RTL Training Facilities.
Toilet area of Airplane Cabin mock-up, including storage areas, basin, and locking facilities at the RTL Training Facilities.

Our Aircraft mock up consists of:

  • A first class seating area
  • Economy seating
  • Galley area (including functional trolleys and boxes)
  • Aircraft toilet
  • Overhead storage (also known as hat bins)
  • Safety equipment (life jackets, seat cards, etc)

Meet the Team

The experts will help you

Matthew Pearce

Matthew Pearce


Matt joined the business from the UK Department for Transport. Prior to working with the DfT he spent thirty years working in the field of commercial aviation managing Ground Handling, Aircraft Catering and Cargo businesses. He is a UK DfT certified Aviation Security Instructor and holds a NEBOSH Diploma in Safety Management. Matt has worked in UK, Middle East, and North Africa.

Mick Sullivan

Mick Sullivan

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor & Trainer

Mick has 40+ years experience in the aviation industry, ranging from cargo and ground handling, through to flight dispatch. He joined us in 2014 as a Dangerous Goods trainer and specialized as the company DGSA addition to Dangerous Goods auditing and consultancy services. Mick is also an AvSec Instructor with a specialization in Cargo Security.

Stuart Southern

Stuart Southern

Principal Cargo & Mail & Health & Safety Trainer / Operations Manager (RTL) / Aviation Security Manager

Stuart has over 33 years of experience in all aspects of logistics and has been a Cargo & Mail Security Instructor since 2006. Before coming to HAE Training, he spent time at Movianto as their UK Compliance Trainer, and the previous 10 Years at Expeditors International (UK) Ltd - 9 of those as a corporate trainer at Branch and Regional level. He has been the face of RTL Consultants since 2014.


Our history and credentials

RTL Corporate

Created in 1995, providing part time Aviation Security Training to the local East Midlands Airport cargo companies. Over the years RTL Consultants built a good reputation with the East Midlands area providing the platform for our founder to take on the job full time, eventually our reputation spread to the South of Wales where we acquired some large blue chip companies. 2013 saw RTL change hands, helping continue the legacy and build on the good work in the early days, finally building to a point where HAE acquired RTL in 2019 which enabled us to grow our portfolio of courses and services we have to offer our clients.

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