Bangkok Airways is establishing the
Capacity will be 400 students a year and the first intake will be 20 students, the carrier says. It adds that the 12-14 month programme will be based on CAPT, an intensive ab initio pilot training programme developed by the
Atlanta, Georgia-based Flight Training Services now administers the programme, which in the
Bangkok Airways is the second largest airline in
Deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, Lai Xuan Thanh, says about 30% of Vietnam Airlines' pilots are from overseas and all but one of Jetstar Pacific's pilots are foreigners. Planned new airline VietJet intends to only overseas pilots initially.
The national carrier is to manage the new school, but other airlines will be able to send pilots there, says Thanh, who was unable to say when the school will open or where it will be located because this is for Vietnam Airlines to determine.