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Collaboration with Malaysia Airlines Academy to Produce Industry-Ready Pilots


· Malaysia Airlines Academy will become one of Asia Aeronautical Training Academy’s Industry Advisory Panels.

· Asia Aeronautical Training Academy facilitates Malaysia Airlines Academy as one of Malaysia Airlines Academy’s recruitment centres.

· Malaysia Airlines Academy and Asia Aeronautical Training Academy will work together in youth development.


KELANA JAYA, Selangor – SEPT 20, 2021. Malaysia Airlines Academy (MABA) and Asia Aeronautical Training Academy (AATA) are pleased to announce a collaboration to improve the quality of the current pilot training to produce future-ready pilots. The collaboration was formalised by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed by the MABA Chief Executive Officer, Captain Kamarudin Kamilin, and AATA Executive Director, Ts Dr Mohammad Fahmi Abdul Ghafir. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr Ahmad Lokman Mohd Azmi, Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Operations Officer and Captain Kenneth Yap Kean Foo, ATAS Group Chief Executive Officer.


The signing ceremony, which was held in Malaysia Airlines Academy, Kelana Jaya, Selangor, symbolizes the commitment to work together in producing future-ready pilots in the anticipation of the post-Covid rebound of the aviation industry.


The cooperation between AATA and MABA, the Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s sister company in Malaysia Airlines Group means that MABA will officially become one of AATA’s Industry Advisory Panels, advising the flying academy on the relevance of their training curriculum to industry needs. In addition, MABA will also provide feedback on any critical issues and challenges related to the training or any future industry requirements.


Group Operations Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said,……


Realising that the aviation industry globally is experiencing a shift in the needs for employees with a wider scope of knowledge and sophisticated skills due to advancing technology, the initiative to form this advisory panel is expected to reduce the gap between the current output of the education and training system and the real requirements and demands of the profession.


“AATA will work hard to ensure that our students are marketable and employable. The key Critical Success Factor is to have our stakeholders advising us on the training programmes that we offer. This will certainly reduce the mismatch between what we produce and what the airlines are expecting” said Ts Dr Mohammad Fahmi Abdul Ghafir, Executive Director of AATA.


AATA through the MoU will also facilitate MABA as one of MABA’s recruitment centres. The acknowledgement given to the academy will allow students graduating from AATA to have the opportunity to work with Malaysia Airlines.


AATA and MABA will also work together in youth development. The AATA-MABA Youth Development Programme will provide the platform for tomorrow’s generation to learn new knowledge and skills related to aviation and create aviation awareness for those who have interests and passion for taking a career in aviation. Among the activities will include Malaysia Airlines facility visit, professional talks, aviation awareness camp and aviation competitions.

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