Sylhet, Bangladesh (BBN) – The country’s first international standard aviation academy –Tasbirul Ahmed Choudhury (TAC) Aviation Limitd— a sister concern of United Airways, started its journey in Sylhet on Saturday.
The main objective of the academy is to provide higher education on aviation technology under the direct supervision of instructors hired from the United Stats and the United Kingdom.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the academy at Majumdari in Sylhet city at a program as the chief guest with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Faruk Khan and Commerce Minister GM Quader as special guests.
The head office of the academy will be in Dhaka and the training and operational bases will be in Dhaka and Sylhet, the entrepreneurs said, adding that the new project will be split into two phases – pilot training academy to start from May next and commuter airlines by the end of this year.
Globally about 30,000 aircrafts will fly by next 20 years and one million aviation professionals will be required where the developed world will supply the aircrafts and the developing countries will need to provide these skills and competence, experts said.
BBN/SSR/AD-05Feb12-1:37 am (BST)
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