The first class in a new training scheme, implemented as a result of a new agreement between Oxford Air Training School, UND Aerospace and Raytheon Systems, is currently under way.

The training, which will take place at UND's facilities in Mesa, Arizona, provides initial training for classes of 10 absolute beginners, with new classes starting each month.

Don Dubuque, UND Aerospace director, says: "The training will be to British CAA standards and after the initial period, students will return to Oxford for multi-engine and advanced training."

The airline industry worldwide continues to experience strong growth and the training has been instigated to fulfil the need for new pilots. Oxford Air Training School (OATS) is a division of Oxford Aviation Services and has been providing training for 30 years.

Source: Flight Daily News