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Sabah-based aviation firm inks MoA to train pilots
Published on: Monday, November 04, 2019
By: Hayati Dzulkifli

SELANGOR: A Sabah-based aviation company, Layang-Layang Flying Academy (LLFA), has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) Academy Sdn Bhd to train Malaysia Airlines cadets for three years.

Representing LLFA in signing the Cadet Pilot Training Agreement was its Chairman Dato’ Sri Azharuddin A. Rahman, while Chief Executive Officer Captain Kamarudin Kamilin represented MAB Academy Sdn Bhd.

The event was held at the MAB Academy in Kelana Jaya, here.

Layang-Layang Group Managing Director Johan Poong said he was very pleased with the collaboration with MAB Academy. 

“This is the first for LLFA, a subsidiary of Hub Line Bhd, to have such agreement with an airline company for training of cadet pilots. “Under the MoA, selected cadet pilots from the MAB Academy, a non-flight academy, will undertake training at the LLFA campus in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and another campus in Ipoh, Perak for three years.

“LLFA will provide the training as per civil aviation regulation to meet airline standard that qualifies the cadet pilots to be issued with the Commercial Pilot Licence with instrument rating and the Airline Transport Pilot Licence, which are both issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.

“Once they have completed 24 months of training in our LLFA and obtained the Commercial Pilot Licence, they will go for pilot simulator training at MAB Academy,” he said, adding that the cadet pilots need to complete 1,500 hours of flying to qualify for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence.

Johan said the MoA took immediate effect on Oct 25, this year when the first batch of 24 cadet pilots from MAB Academy will report for the training at LLFA in Kota Kinabalu on Nov 11.



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