Maldivian Aviation Academy to commence practical classes on 10th

Aircraft to be used by MAA in Gan | Photo: MAA

Addu City, Maldives – Upon receiving its operational permit by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Maldives Aviation Academy (MAA) has announced that the academy’s practical classes will begin on July 10th, 2022.

Detailing preparations pertaining to the commencement of its practical classes, MAA released a statement stating that the permits were issued to the academy following thorough inspections.

The first batch of practical classes will commence with 35 students, which are all students who were previously studying at the Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) when the academy decided to cease operations and leave the students in limbo. The 35 students have since completed a refresher program under MAA and await flying sessions.

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Additionally, the academy revealed that another batch of 39 students are also currently in the academy’s refresher program, which will be followed by a third refresher program schedule to commence this July.

MAA revealed that it hopes to complete refresher programs for 74 students by the end of this year.

The MAA is a joint venture formed between Maldives National University (MNU) and Island Aviation Services (IAS), in order to carry out pilot training programs in Addu in partnership with the flying academy of Czech Republic.

The academy was opened on 28th January, 2021 and commenced its first refresher’s class in January 2022 with 37 students. The purpose of the refresher programme is to gauge the level of knowledge among students considering the long break they had to take from training due the the cease of AAA operations where they were previously training with.