Oman Air fetes graduates of MPL Programme

Business Reporter –
muscat, June 6 –
Oman Air has announced the graduation of the first batch of MPL cadets as the trainees completed all phases of the Boeing 737 Type Rating Training. Oman Air earlier announced its adoption of a multi-crew pilot licence, which is the first licence of its kind in the Sultanate in close coordination with the Public Authority for Civil Aviation. It should be noted that the programme was designed to suit the needs of Oman Air training in accordance with international regulations and the regulations of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation related to the approved pilot training curriculums.
“We are very pleased to have the first batch of the MPL graduated. The programme has proven its concept, by demonstrating its competence and quality after receiving the required approvals, from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, for this unique programme and the first of its kind in the history of aviation in Oman,” said Abdul Aziz al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air. “
Capt Ali Sulaiman, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, commented: “The graduation of the first batch of MPL cadets is an important step in the evolution of the programme to match the requirements of the global aviation environment. It is worth noting that the readiness of the cadets during the programme has contributed to the acceleration of the development of their skills during the various stages”
Captain Khalid al Hashmi, Senior Manager Crew Training Manager, said: “The Graduation of the first MPL batch in a competitive period is an important step towards the programme’s evolution which is periodically evaluated to maintain the highest levels of training and safety. The second group of the MPL cadets is now stating the in-house practical training modules on the Boeing 737 fleet”.