Vice President Faisal Naseem has stressed on the importance of further developing human resources in the Maldivian aviation industry.
The Vice President highlighted this during the graduation ceremony for students who completed the pilot training programme at the Maldivian Aviation Academy (MAA).
The ceremony was held at Meerumaa Hall, on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, VP Naseem stressed that additional investment in training and education is necessary to ensure the continued growth and success of the industry.
The Vide President highlighted the challenges faced by the students due to the closure of the Asian Aviation Academy (AAA) and the administration's efforts to find a solution, which led to the establishment of the Maldivian Aviation Academy.
He went onto note the importance of increasing the number of locals working in the Maldivian aviation industry.
The ceremony also saw the Vice President presenting certificates to the first batch of students who completed the pilot training programme at MAA.
To date, 18 students have completed their courses at the institution, with an additional 15 currently enrolled in classes and 10 students preparing to begin training at the academy.
The Maldivian Aviation Academy in Gan, Addu City, was officially inaugurated on December 28, 2021. The academy was established to address the challenges faced by Maldivian students following the closure of AAA. It offers high-quality training and education to its students, intending to foster the development of local talent and promote the growth of the aviation industry in the Maldives.