The Island Aviation Services (IAS) has announced that it is seeking interested parties to operate a flying school in the Maldives, after the flying school operated by Asian Academy of Aeronautic (AAA) came to a halt.
IAS announced that parties with a stable financial support to operate a flying school can express interest. Moreover, eligible parties are required to have prior experience in operating a flying school in more than two countries, in addition to the country of origin.
Ideal party will be evaluated based on the ability to manage and operate the flying school and the financial stability of the company. Further, the flying school will be operated at a local airport under a subsidiary company.
The Flying school operated by AAA in Addu City came under a lot of scrutiny for their incompetence. Several complaints including prolonged educational courses, excessive charges of payments from students, bias among students studying there, and failure to pay the salaries of employees were made to authorities. The school has now suspended its operations and the government has issued deferrals and changes to the student loans of the students studying at the school due to the negligence of AAA.