Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) has concluded a 5-year training agreement with Greek carrier Olympic Air for the provision of Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 training solutions and simulator facilities at OAA’s modern training centre at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. This new agreement, signed earlier today in Athens, recognises OAA as Olympic Air’s preferred supplier for Dash 8 training services and solutions up until 2016.
Olympic Air, the privately-owned airline that revived the historic Olympic name, operates a fleet of 15 Bombardier Dash 8-100 & Q400 aircraft plus it holds a further three options on the aircraft type. In addition to the supply of training support and facilities on the Q400, the new agreement also includes options for Dash 8-100 training, which will be offered and made available in late 2011 through OAA’s Norwegian training facility based in Oslo.
The newly completed training agreement marks a further development in the significant and growing relationship between the OAA Group and Olympic Air. OAA group company, Parc Aviation, has provided recruitment and resourcing services to Olympic Air since July 2009. Following the airline’s privatisation, Olympic Air launched operations on October 1st 2009 with the support of Parc Aviation to operate the carrier’s Airbus A320, Dash 8 and ATR-42 aircraft fleets.
Following the completion of the OAA and Olympic Air training agreement earlier today, OAA’s dedicated Dash 8 training and resourcing solutions will combine to provide Olympic Air with effective solutions towards achieving its expansion plans for 2011 and beyond.
Mike Humphreys, OAA’s Managing Director for Type Training commented “We are delighted that Olympic Air has selected Oxford Aviation Academy as its preferred training partner on the Dash 8 Q400 and we very much look forward to working closely with them over the next 5 years.”