Academy to put aviation industry on world map

THE new Fiji Aviation Academy will help put the Fijian aviation industry on the world map.

Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Andre Viljoen said the state-of-the-art academy would initially have two simulators.

“We’ll have a third bay which will stand empty initially but that’s the one you need to look for because that will depend on our long haul fleet decision going forward,” he said.

“This will put Fiji right up in the front of aviation development in the world. The aviation academy will not only have the simulators used to keep training existing pilots but also have a school where we will be developing young cadets.

“This is where we believe we will see a substantial growth in our Fijian pilots.”

The $90 million Fiji Aviation Academy is being built in Namaka, Nadi.

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