The Maldives National University (MNU) and Island Aviation Services, the parent company of the national airline, have entered into a joint venture agreement to establish a flight school.
MNU and Island Aviation will form a joint venture company to manage the new flight school.
The agreement was signed by MNU Vice Chancellor Mohamed Shareef and Island Aviation Managing Director Mohamed Mihad.
When addressing the flying school, Mihad stated that the first batch would include up to 30 students and that the school will be able to accept about 80 students per year.
While adding that the first batch of students would begin this year, Mihad said that preference will be given to students who are having difficulty finishing their studies at the flying school run by Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA).
Vice Chancellor Shareef remarked that establishing a flying school after the university has been in operation for 48 years will be a significant step toward launching aviation courses.
He stated that the university will be trying to establish additional aviation-related courses in the future.
The MNU and Island Aviation joint venture company will work with a famous Czech flying institution to operate the flying school in Gan, Addu City.