Oman Air is collaborating with the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) to embrace the Multi-Crew Pilot License Programme (MPL), to issue the first Omani Pilot License.
The programme is customised for Oman Air training in accordance with PACA rules and regulations pertaining to the approved Pilot Training.
The carrier reached a significant milestone the previous year when it inaugurated the Oman Air Flight Training Centre (OAFTC).
Over 20 cadets are currently enrolled in the MPL programme, distributed in various batches on a full scholarship abroad. The cadets were assessed in accordance with Oman Air selection criteria that included theoretical and practical competency-based assessment.
Thrilled with the launch was executive vice president operations, Oman Air, Captain Ali Sulaiman, who said: “We are delighted that for the first time in Oman, Oman Air has managed to obtain PACA approvals for this unique programme. The Oman Air Flight Training Centre (OAFTC) is one of the tools that the cadets will utilised post MPL graduation.
“The OAFTC is equipped with high standard training facilities that are required to continue the training of our cadets after the program. This really puts us at the forefront of pilot and cabin crew training and demonstrates how our state-of-art facility and commitment to excellence is resulting in innovative and effective new programmes that will help shape the future of aviation.”
The OAFTC offers the very latest facilities and the highest levels of professional guidance, and is playing an increasingly important role in Oman Air’s operations in line with fleet and network expansion.
Oman Air places the highest importance on safeguarding and maintaining the safety of all its guests and crew.