Fiji aviation academy construction behind schedule: Airline

FIJI Airways says construction of its $US45m ($F96.38m) Fiji Aviation Academy is running behind schedule.

The project was scheduled to be completed by March this year, however, construction is continuing at present.

When quizzed about the delay, a Fiji Airways spokesperson said the “construction for the Fiji Aviation Academy is progressing well”.

“The project is a few months behind the initial construction date because of normal construction delays,” the spokesperson said.

“The academy is scheduled to open later this year, providing Fiji Airways pilots as well as pilots from abroad a world-class simulator training experience.”

This newspaper also asked questions about the actual cause of the delay and whether it had affected the total cost of the project.

However, Fiji Airways did not respond to those queries.

Phase one of the project is the construction of two CAE Full Flight Simulators for Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A330 aircraft, phase two is the establishment of a pilot training school and phase three is the construction of a cabin crew training facility.

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