National carrier Oman Air has announced the graduation of the first batch of MPL cadets as the trainees completed all phases of the Boeing 737 Type Rating Training.
Oman Air earlier announced its adoption of a multi-crew pilot license, which is the first license of its kind in the sultanate in close coordination with the Public Authority for Civil Aviation. It should be noted that the programme was designed to suit the needs of Oman Air training in accordance with international regulations and the regulations of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation related to the approved pilot training curriculums.
"We are very pleased to have the first batch of the MPL graduated. The programme has proven its concept, by demonstrating its competence and quality after receiving the required approvals, from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, for this unique programme and the first of its kind in the history of aviation in Oman," said Engineer Abdul Aziz Al-Raisi, chief executive officer of Oman Air."
Captain Ali Sulaiman, executive vice president and chief operations officer, said: "The graduation of the first batch of MPL cadets is an important step in the evolution of the programme to match the requirements of the global aviation environment. It is worth noting that the readiness of the cadets during the programme has contributed to the acceleration of the development of their skills during the various stages"
Captain Khalid Al-Hashmi, senior manager - crew training, said: "The graduation of the first MPL batch in a competitive period is an important step towards the programme's evolution which is periodically evaluated to maintain the highest levels of training and safety. The second group of the MPL cadets is now stating the in-house practical training modules on the Boeing 737 fleet."
Oman Air continues its rapid expansion, especially in the field of air training for pilots and crew. In this endeavour, Oman Air continues to expand its Flight Training Centre in line with the operations and objectives of the national carrier, which pays particular attention to the safety of all its guests and crew. - TradeArabia News Service
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