Posted on: 24 April 2012 by Mark Howells
Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) has signed a new multi-year training services agreement to supply ab initio graduates through a new airline pilot cadet programme with Tiger Airways – the APP First Officer (APPFO) cadet programme.
The new agreement builds upon both the Flight Training Organisation (FTO) and Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) approvals issued in 2011 and 2012 respectively by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
APPFO, Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) ground training will be delivered by OAA in Singapore in partnership with Temasek Polytechnic and flight training (single pilot and multi pilot) provided at the OAA training centre in Melbourne Australia. A320 Type Training courses for the cadet graduates will be delivered by OAA in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
This new cadet programme uses the latest OAA Media Computer Based Training (CBT) technologies for ATPL ground training and flight training will be delivered using a new generation electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) fleet of training aircraft and simulators. The first Cadets are expected to enrol in the second half of 2012.
The new APPFO cadet programme builds upon an existing training agreement with Tiger in which 16 existing APPFO OAA graduates have already attained Singapore licences to begin flying the A320 aircraft for Tiger Airways.