Oman Air has announced the construction of a ‘state-of-art’ Oman Air Flight Training Centre (OAFTC). The centre will be located adjacent to Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat.
The centre will be completed in less than 12 months and Oman Air will invest RO 3 million in its construction.
Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, Paul Gregorowitsch, said, “The start of the construction of the Oman Air Flight Training Centre marks an important part in the airline’s development. It also represents a major step in the evolution of the Sultanate of Oman’s training capacity.
“The training centre will offer the very latest facilities and the highest levels of professional guidance. As Oman Air’s fleet and network expansion programme continues, the Flight Training Centre will play an increasingly important role in our company’s operations.”
The training centre will include full-flight simulators, supplied by Canada-based TRU-Simulation and Training Company.
Captain Ali Sulaiman Hassan, Chief Officer Flight Operations at Oman Air, added, “The OAFTC will offer one Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for Airbus 330 training, and another one for Boeing 737 training. In addition, one Flight Training Device (FTD) for Boeing B737 training will be added as a training tool for cadet training programmes.”
The airline says the OAFTC will to provide ‘valuable benefits to the Sultanate of Oman as a whole’, such as employment opportunities for Omanis and improvement of national aviation standards.