Addu Flying School appoints a Local GM

Training plane owned by the flying school in Addu City | Photo: maldivesindependent

Addu City, Maldives – The Addu Flying School, Asian Academy of Aeronotics (AAA) has chosen a Maldivian as the new General Manager.

A statement released by the AAA states that Mohamed Fazeel Rasheed is chosen as General Manager to bring in a Maldivian at the policy level in hopes that he would navigate the student issues by working together with the government with familiarity and ease.

We want the students and parents to know that we are hoping that the issues at the academy will be resolved fast.


In 2020, several complaints from the students of the Flying School caught the attention of people through social media.

The complaints ranged from having their course prolonged from 18 months to 4 years since classes were not conducted on time, to the school not conducting essential training and the termination of students without valid reasons.

This problems have been addressed by the Vice President of Maldives, Faisal Naseem, a parliamentary committee, the transport ministry, higher education ministry and various member of the parliament.

The AAA has been embroiled in a series of issues with students stuck in uncertainty since early 2020 and the issues have yet to be resolved.