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National carrier Air Mauritius has launched an aviation academy which offers pilot training for an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The course has also been approved by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) and the South African Civil Aviation.

Explaining the rationale behind establishing the academy, CEO of Air Mauritius, Somas Appavou said the future of the aviation industry is “based on the “ability to prepare for the great growth potential while providing appropriate infrastructure and skilled labor.”

The academy – Flying Academy of the Air Mauritius Institute (AMI) – is expected to work in partnership with the Progress Flight Academy in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Meanwhile, the training course will be run at the academy headquarters in Mauritius (Ebène).

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