Patria Will Again Provide Pilot Training to Students from Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Academy and Patria have signed a continuation agreement on the provision of commercial pilot training for a second group of students. This commercial pilot training is based on a memorandum of understanding that was signed in 2013 during President Sauli Niinistö’s state visit to Kazakhstan.

Patria will train 14 Kazakh students, chosen from around 50 applicants, by the end of 2016. Training will begin with theory instruction and the students will travel to Finland for flight training in June 2015. Upon the completion of their training, the students will receive commercial pilot licences (CPL) with multi-engine and instrument ratings, in compliance with European regulations. The students will also receive full Airline Transport Pilot License theories and Multi-Crew Operations training.

”We are delighted to have signed a continuation agreement for international training with the Civil Aviation Academy. The agreement is a sign of the trust our client has in the quality of our training,” says Mikko Paronen, CEO, Patria Pilot Training.

Patria Pilot Training is a leading European Approved Training Organisation that has trained hundreds of commercial pilots since its founding in 1998. In addition to Finnish students, Patria Pilot Training has trained Cadet Pilots from the Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation.The specialised offering of Patria’s pilot training organisations includes the Multi-Crew Pilot License (MLP) for airlines, along with other tailored solutions for corporate customers. Patria Pilot Training uses state-of-the-art training aircraft and flight training equipment.

Patria Pilot Training is part of Patria Group, a globally trusted provider of defence, security and aviation lifecycle support services and technology solutions. Besides Finland, the Group has operations in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and South Africa. Patria employs 2,800 professionals.

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