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The Oman Aviation Academy’s shareholders agreement ceremony was held at Grand Hyatt Muscat, during which the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development along with strategic partners formalised plans for the first aviation training centre of Oman.

In partnership with Airbus Helicopters and to be operated by CAE Oxford, the academy will be based at Sohar Airport, providing training for prospective pilots, with the first phase of the programme set to kick-off in the end of this year.

Expected to contribute in the development of the Sultanate's economy through boosting the local aviation sector, the centre will feature the latest specifications and standards, with a capacity to host 150 trainees at its 4,000m² premises which includes an aircraft hangar and student housing.