Speaking exclusively with Australian Aviation, Arcadia Capital partner Sam Walker said “practically speaking” there will be “no changes at all” to Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) after the deal is finalised, including to its management team.
Dubbed Aviation Training Partners, the consortium is made up of Arcadia Capital, "affiliates of the leadership team" at Bridger Aerospace Group, as well as Bain Capital Credit - notably a subsidiary of Bain Capital, the recent purchaser of Virgin Australia.
Qantas Group’s new pilot academy at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport (WTB) has been officially launched today. With the capacity to train up to 250 pilots each year, Qantas hopes The Pilot Academy will build a long-term talent pipeline for the airline and its subsidiaries Jetstar and QantasLink plus the wider industry. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce
Preparing the next generation of Australian pilots and maintainers to operate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will now be undertaken on home soil, with the final Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) training mission now completed at Luke Air Force base.