Muscat: A deal has been struck for the construction of the main building of the Oman Aviation Academy in Sohar, according to a statement by the company.
The new facility will be built on a 35,000 square metre area and will provide cadets with the latest aviation equipment for training.
A statement by OAA read: “The academy has signed a contract with Dawood Contracting Company LLC to develop and construct the Academy’s facilities at Sohar Airport.
“The fully integrated facility will be built to meet the requirements of state-of-the-art aviation academies and will be fitted with the latest aviation training equipment,” the statement added.
Captain Abdullah Al Bulushi, CEO of the Academy said: “OAA is the first aviation training academy in the Sultanate of Oman that aims to provide the highest international standards for civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa region. Signing this contract is a major milestone for the Academy.
“Furthermore, OAA currently has Oman Air cadets enrolled in the foundation program in collaboration with Sultan Qaboos University.
“The academy will be working towards attracting more cadets from both local and international markets to promote the Sultanate as one of the leading aviation training hubs in the region,” he added.
The academy is aligned with Oman’s 2040 vision and the progress of Oman Aviation Academy project, according to the statement, and it aims to provide multiple training facilities.
The contractor shall develop a total built up area of approximately 35000 square metres which comprises of the Academy’s main building, aircraft maintenance hangar, taxiway, apron, campus accommodation and other facilities. The signing ceremony occurred at the Kempinski Hotel, where the deal was signed by Captain Abdullah Murad Al Bulushi, the CEO of the academy, as well as Talal Ahmed Al Shizawi the CEO of Dawood Contracting Company.