Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) and Airways Aviation Academy (AAA) have signed a co-operation agreement whereby the latter will provide training to students recommended by Bahrain-based GAA to obtain an EASA ATPL (European Aviation Safety Agency approved frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence).
AAA, a global flight training provider, with bases in the UK, Spain, Montenegro and Australia, will offer full-time pilot training programmes to GAA candidates beginning next month, said a statement.
The 81-week programme includes 230 hours of flight training and 767 hours of theoretical knowledge training, and will take place at AAA’s facilities in Huesca, Spain.
GAA chief executive Captain Dhaffer Al Abbasi said, “Airways Aviation Academy has an impressive track record of graduating thousands of successful pilots from around the world. We are looking forward to start referring students to them.”
AAA executive chairman Marwan Atalla said: “GAA is a forward-thinking academy, who shares our firm principles of quality education. We value their trust in our highly developed pilot training programmes, and we are anticipating the arrival of the first group of students from Bahrain this fall.”
A joint session will be held in Bahrain on October 6 and 7, at GAA’s facilities in Bahrain.
The programme will be outlined in detail, and interested future pilots will be invited to take part in the joint selection test conducted by GAA and AAA.
-Gulf Daily News