Island Aviation Service in partnership with the Maldives National University (MNU) opened the first-ever Maldivian flying school, Maldivian Aviation Academy.
Vice President Faisal Naseem along with Transport Minister Aishath Nahula and members of MNU and Island Aviation attended the inauguration held at the Maldives National University on Tuesday, 28th December. The Academy is set to be run by a top flying school in the Czech Republic. The Academy will be located in Addu City and registration is open starting 28th December 2021.
Speaking at the ceremony Vice President Naseem talked about the setbacks and obstacles the students have faced previously and the efforts made by the government to resolve these issues. Island Aviation’s Managing Director Mohamed Mihad highlighted that priority will be given to the students of the Asian Academy of Aeronautics whose education had been disrupted due to issues with the previous management. Mr. Mihad advised all the students to make good use of the opportunity presented to them and to work in union with other members when they enter the industry. Mr. Mihad then went on to thank President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for his encouragement and support in starting the academy.
The previous flying school in addu was operated by the Asian Academy of Aeronautics. However, a lot of students were unable to finish their courses due to issues with operation. The leasing agreement between Gan International Airport, Island Aviation Services, and Maldives National University was signed on 28th October 2021.