ST Aerospace Academy Partners Hainan Aviation Academy to Train Commercial Pilots

ST Aerospace’s commercial pilot training arm, ST Aerospace Academy (STAA) has entered into a partnership with Hainan Aviation Academy (HNAA) to train commercial pilots.

Under the agreement, HNAA will send 50 of its cadet pilots to STAA to undergo STAA’s High Performance Aircraft Training (HPAT) course. STAA will conduct four weeks of ground school at HNAA’s facility at Yichang in Hubei province, China, followed by two weeks of flying training at STAA’s Singapore headquarters. The first batch of 12 cadet pilots commenced their HPAT course in March 2012.

HPAT serves to help cadet pilots to transit smoothly from handling low power single engine and multi engine aircraft that are used in basic training to multi turbo engine aircraft as an intermediary transition to airliners that are operated by commercial airlines. STAA’s HPAT programme is the only one in the region where all flights are conducted on international air routes. This has the value add of allowing cadet pilots to gain valuable real life experience communicating with air traffic controllers from different countries, as well as flying in varied weather conditions and terrains.

“At HNAA, we are committed to providing our cadet pilots with the best flight training in the market to prepare them for the world of commercial flying. With a reputable and well established brand name like STAA as our flight training partner, we are confident that we are well on course in helping airlines meet their operational need for well qualified pilots.”
~ TIAN Wei, General Manager, Hainan Aviation Academy

“STAA is delighted to collaborate with HNAA to ready cadet pilots for a career in commercial flying. This partnership demonstrates the confidence that HNAA has in STAA’s HPAT programme. We are looking forward to working closely with HNAA to expand the scope of collaboration in the future.”
~ PEH Teng Keng, President, ST Aerospace Academy


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