Published on : Friday, January 31, 2014
The Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Regional Express (Rex), announced today that it had received approval from the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) as an approved Flight Training
Organisation to conduct Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) training for UAE carriers.
AAPA Chairman Dale Hall said, “This approval is further affirmation of AAPA’s reputation as one of the finest flight training establishments for professional airline pilots. AAPA now
becomes one of only three non UAE-based flight training organisations worldwide approved by the GCAA and the first approved to conduct ATPL training.”
“AAPA had also been selected by Jeppesen (part of Boeing Training and Flight Services) to
be one of its global partners in aviation flight training. AAPA currently conducts cadet pilot
training programmes for its parent company Rex and recently conducted Multi Crew Pilot
Licence (MPL) core flying training for cadets of Air Arabia.”
AAPA is located in Wagga Wagga, an hour’s flight from Sydney. Its campus has capacity for
up to 200 cadets in a fully integrated environment where the classrooms, simulators,
hangars, workshops and accommodation blocks are all custom built around an ILSequipped runway. In Australia, AAPA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and is accredited to deliver the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations). It is also on the Commonwealth Register for Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).