Posted on: 24 August 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) has won a 5-year training contract from Olympic Air in which it will provide Bombardier Q400 simulator facilities and training at its training centre based at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.
Olympic Air operates a fleet of 15 Bombardier Dash 8-100 and Q400 aircraft plus it holds a further three options on the aircraft type. In addition to the supply of training support and facilities on the Q400, the new agreement also includes options for Dash 8-100 training, which will be offered and made available in late 2011 through OAA’s Norwegian training facility based in Oslo.
The newly completed training agreement marks a further development in the relationship between the OAA Group and Olympic Air. OAA group company, Parc Aviation, has provided recruitment and resourcing services to Olympic Air since July 2009. Following the airline’s privatisation, Olympic Air launched operations on 1 October 2009 with the support of Parc Aviation to operate the carrier’s Airbus A320, Dash 8 and ATR 42 aircraft fleets.