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Oman Air Continues Training Next Generation of Omani Cadets to Increase the Number of Pilots

Oman Air is continuing their commitment to train the next generation of Omani cadets, increasing the number of pilots as part of Oman’s Vision 2040 ‘Omanization’ objectives. Launched in 2018, the carrier’s ATPL program currently has 102 enrolled cadets.


Oman Air Continues Efforts to Train Omani Pilots - Courtesy Oman Air

On Monday (June 21, 2021), Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the continuation of their commitment to train the next generation of cadets to become airline pilots as part of the airline’s contribution to Oman’s Vision 2040 ‘Omanization’ objectives. Launched in 2018, the ATPL program trains cadets at Oman Aviation Academy in Sohar in partnership with CAE Oxford. The training regimen is approved by Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as well as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Following initial training, the cadets receive additional instruction at Oman Air’s state-of-the-art Flight Training Centre at the airline’s headquarters in Muscat. This year’s roster of 102 cadets includes five female cadets, who are completing training courses at CAE sites around the world, including programs in the UK and Spain.


In Monday’s announcement, Oman Air’s Senior Vice President of Flight Operations, Captain Moosa Al Shidhani, said,


“Oman Air remains committed to Oman’s economic diversification and Omanization objectives by training the next generation of Omani flight instructors and airline pilots. Oman’s Vision 2040 is about fostering a strong Omani identity and prioritizing Omanis in the workforce, and the number of Omani cadets enrolled in this year’s ATPL program reflects positively on the airline’s efforts in these areas. Today, from among 432 pilots at Oman Air, 413 are Omani nationals, highlighting the importance the airline places on developing Omani talent and contributing to in-country value.”


Celebrating 28 years of service, multi-award winning Oman Air maintains the highest standards of performance in all aspects of operations. The airline’s ultra-modern and fuel efficient fleet are renowned for their bespoke interiors and innovative inflight entertainment (IFE) systems. Oman Air continues to invest in the latest technologies, propelling the carrier to the forefront of modern aviation. Oman Air operates a fleet of nine Boeing 787s, 10 Airbus A330s and 21 Boeing 737NGs.



Source: Oman Air

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