Avid College cancelled its leasing arrangement with Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) to run the flying school in Addu City on Saturday.
Avid College and AAA signed the agreement to establish a flight school under the name Avid School of Aviation (ASA) in the country’s southernmost atoll in June.
But Avid did not have an agreement to offer training at the institution and the arrangement between the two parties was not an acquisition contract.
According to the transport ministry, flying schools are obliged to get a license from the Civil Aviation Authority for pilot training programs, and ASA lacked such a license.
Students expressed worry that the flying school had been mailing enrollment forms to them despite the fact that ASA does not have a license. In addition, they claimed that Avid did not comply with students who demanded a refund after discovering that the institution did not have an Approved Training Organization (ATO) license.
Concerns about the flying school have been raised to the attention of the government and other relevant authorities for over a year, with little success.