AAPAV, one of the two pilot academies of the Rex Group Pilot Academy, has restarted training for Chinese cadets at its academy in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, for the first time since COVID restrictions ended.

AAPAV Managing Director, Chris Hine, said, “During COVID we continued the training of 56 Chinese cadets and successfully graduated them without a single one having caught COVID.”

“This restart is a ringing endorsement of the quality and professionalism of Rex’s pilot academy.”

The training programme will last 15 months and graduates will obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME IR) and High Performance Aircraft Training (HPAT).

AAPAV has been accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) since 2009 and is currently authorized by CAAC to train up to 168 cadet pilots a year for Chinese airlines. In total, 5 Civil Aviation authorities from Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, China and the Gulf States have approved Rex’s pilot academies.