Oman Air has issued the first Omani Pilot License through its Multi-Crew Pilot License Programme (MPL), which was designed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).

There are currently over 20 cadets enrolled in the MPL programme, distributed in various batches on a full scholarship abroad. They were all assessed in accordance with the airline's selection criteria, including theoretical and practical competency-based assessment.

Captain Ali Sulaiman, the carrier's EVP Operations, said, “We are delighted that for the first time in Oman, Oman Air has managed to obtain PACA approvals for this unique programme. The Oman Air Flight Training Centre (OAFTC) is one of the tools that the cadets will utilise post MPL graduation.”

The OAFTC, which was opened in 2016, is playing an increasingly important role in Oman Air’s operations in line with it’s fleet and network expansion.

Oman is also soon to benefit from the creation of the Oman Aviation Academy, which was announced in July 2017.