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Old 27th September 2018, 11:37 AM
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Default Qantas announces training base - Wellcamp

Looks like Wagners have landed the deal with Qantas for the new academy:

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Wellcamp Airport to host one of two regional sites from mid-2019
Capacity to train up to 250 pilots a year from Australia and overseas
New hangar, classroom facilities and student accommodation to be constructed

The Qantas Group has today announced Toowoomba in southern Queensland as the first of two regional locations for its new Pilot Academy, due to open its doors by mid-2019.

The Academy is part of the Qantas Groupís strategy to build a long-term talent pipeline for its own airlines and help the broader industry meet the increasing need for skilled aviators.

Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years with around one third of them in the Asia Pacific.

Toowoomba is the first of two locations chosen from a shortlist of nine regional cities, with Alice Springs, Bendigo, Busselton, Dubbo, Launceston, Mackay, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga still under consideration for the second academy site.

Selection criteria include access to uncongested airspace, a high proportion of clear weather days per year, access to support infrastructure and ability to attract students and trainers to live in the area.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the airport, state and local government, and the community had demonstrated that Toowoomba would make a great home for the first Qantas Group Pilot Academy site.
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/me...-in-toowoomba/
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