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Canadian company to help enhance skills of Omani pilots

Canadian organization to assist boost abilities of Omani pilots

The Oman Aviation Academy, primarily based at Sohar International Airport, will be a CAE Authorised Training Centre, and will train and provide pilots for each civil and military sectors in Oman and the surrounding area.

“The Oman Aviation Academy will play an important role in supplying highly-skilled pilots across both our civil and military aviation sectors, as well as helping develop the sultanate’s national economy through the expansion of our local aviation industry,” mentioned Dr Dhafir Awadh al Shanfari, chief executive officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD).

“CAE is a globally recognised leader in aviation training and the ideal partner in helping the Oman Aviation Academy locally develop trained pilots to meet our growing needs,” Dr Shanfari added.

CAE announced final week that it has signed a service level agreement with OAPFD to assistance the creation and establishment of the Oman Aviation Academy.

Under the terms of the service level agreement, it will supply operating solutions to the Oman Aviation Academy, which will leverage CAE’s established international requirements for aviation coaching. CAE will assistance the Oman Aviation Academy by offering important components needed for globe-class ab initio pilot coaching, which includes curriculum and courseware as effectively as security management and top quality handle systems.

In addition, flight instructors who will teach at the Oman Aviation Academy will be educated by CAE. The academy will be a CAE Authorised Training Centre. Ian Bell, vice president and common manager, Middle East/Asia-Pacific CAE, mentioned, “With over 70 years of training innovation, CAE has a well-earned reputation for helping its airline, business aviation and military customers create professional and highly-skilled pilots. “We are proud to partner with our customers such as the Oman Aviation Academy to establish pilot training programmes that will help address the growing demand for pilots across all aviation sectors.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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