The Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has issued a Flight Training Center Certificate for Pacific Sky Aviation's Twin Otter Training Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

After an extensive audit of Pacific Sky Aviation's facility, Twin Otter training programs, curricula, training equipment, instructor qualifications, and both inspection and compliance management programs, the CAAC concluded that Pacific Sky's Training Centre complies with all requirements of CAAC - Part 142.

Pacific Sky Aviation CEO, Michael Coughlin, said: "Within our first year of operation of the Twin Otter Training Centre, we have achieved Transport Canada and EASA approvals of our Level D full flight simulator and have been training customers from around the world. The approval of the Twin Otter Training Centre by the CAAC is the final milestone in our efforts to provide type training for Chinese pilots. Our Training Centre team is prepared to welcome the first Chinese crews for Initial type training and are looking forward to a long-term relationship with Twin Otter customers in China."