Vietnam Airlines and Viet Flight Training have opened the first civil pilot training school in Kiên Giang, Vietnam, located at Rạch Giá airport.

The Level-1 Approved Training Organisation (ATO1) has been certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to provide Private Pilot License (PPL) training courses.

As an ATO1, the school will be able to teach theory and basic flight practice training and will help shorten the training time abroad and reduce costs. Viet Flight Training has already welcomed the first cohort of 12 students for the PPL course.

According to Viet Nam News (VNS), Vietnam Airlines established Viet Flight Training in 2008 to meet 50-60 percent demand for pilots under international standards for Vietnam Airlines and the whole aviation sector, reducing the financial burden on airlines and the national budget for civil pilot training activities. Previously, the Viet Flight Training received Level-3 ATO and Level-2 ATO certificates. In the 2021-22 period, the facility coordinated with foreign partners to train more than 1,000 pilots from 10 countries, becoming the largest civil pilot supplier for the domestic aviation sector.  

Source: VNS/ Viet Nam News