Avid College attempts to obtain ATO license

Addu Flying School | Photo: PSM

Malé, Maldives – Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) informs that Avid College, which has recently taken charge of the flying school in Addu City, is currently attempting to obtain an Approve Training Organisation (ATO) license.

Avid College took charge of the flying school last June, after a prolonged period of complaints from the students, noting the incapability of AAA, the ones who previously run the flying school.

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives previously informed that Avid School of Aviation (ASA) does not have an Approve Training Organization (ATO) license.

Responding to multiple questions asked to the Ministry on Avid College acquiring Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) in Addu City, the Ministry noted that training courses for pilot license in Maldives can only be provided under the regulations of Civil Aviation Authority, with an ATO license.

Students of AAA also expressed their concerns that they have received information that ASA is not registered under Civil Aviation or the Higher Education and that ASA does not even have an ATO to operate a flying school.

Noting that Avid school does not exist, students raised concerns that the school has been sending enrollment forms to students as well.Along with this, the students also expressed their concerns that Avid was not cooperating with them. Even in cases where some students who requested a refund from AAA have been instructed to speak to Avid but did not receive corporation.

Authorities inform the Avid School of Aviation will be functional starting September 2021 with the completion of necessary regulatory procedures