Addu City, Maldives – Maldives Aviation Academy, the flying school established in Addu City by the Island Aviation (IAS) and Maldives National University (MNU) has started classes today.
The joint venture established on October 2021 is a 100 percent public company with a Czech flying academy brought on board for the venture through an open bid.
While the Addu flying school was expected to resume operations in December 2021, the classes have now begun for students in January 2022.
Maldives Aviation Academy has previously pledged to prioritize the students left in limbo by the now defunct Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA).
Classes began today with a refresher program with 37 students. The program aims to gauge the level of training received by the students previously.
The new flying academy states that they have received the approvals by the Civil Aviation Academy for the programs and students will learn via state of the art learning management systems.
The academy will train personnel for various fields in aviation in addition to pilot training programs. The first batch is expected to train 30 students while the following batches would enrol 80 students.