Pictured (left to right): Ian Bell, CAE's Vice President and General Manager, Middle East/Asia-Pacific; and Dr. Dhafir Awadh Al Shanfari, Chief Executive Officer of the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development

CAE has signed a service level agreement (SLA) with the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) to support the creation and establishment of the new Oman Aviation Academy at Sohar International Airport.

The Oman Aviation Academy will be a CAE Authorised Training Centre and will train and supply pilots for both the civil and military sectors in Oman and the surrounding region.

Under terms of the SLA, CAE will provide operating services to the academy. These services will include the key elements required for ab initio pilot training, including curriculum and courseware as well as safety management and quality control systems. In addition, flight instructors who will teach at the Oman Aviation Academy will be trained by CAE.

“The Oman Aviation Academy will play an important role in supplying highly-skilled pilots across both our civil and military aviation sectors, as well as helping to develop the Sultanate's national economy through the expansion of our local aviation industry,” explained Dr. Dhafir Awadh Al Shanfari, CEO of the OAPFD.