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New Airline Flying Scool @ YMYB - Maryborough Qld


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Anounced yesterday -




Queensland Minister for State Development John Mickel today announced Hong Kong-based Flight Training Group’s (FTG) decision to establish a professional airline pilot training facility in Maryborough, Queensland.


“FTG is a subsidiary of Young Brothers Aviation – a global aviation company with aviation interests in Europe, USA and Asia and long-term relationships with airlines such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, China Airlines, Emirates, JAL Express, Vietnam Airlines and Air China - Zhejiang Company,†he said.


“FTG owns an airline pilot training college in Adelaide which has been successfully operating since 1982 and the group plans to duplicate its operations in Queensland in the heart of what is becoming a major regional aviation hub for the State.â€Â


“This Greenfield development will employ modern design principles to create an integrated campus incorporating operational buildings such as a hangar, classrooms, simulator section and flight operations with residential accommodation, dining and recreational facilities sufficient to cater for up to 200 students at any one time,†he said.


“When fully operational the facility will employ more than 100 staff, be home to approximately 40 training aircraft and fly more than 38,000 training hours per year, making use of facilities at both Maryborough and Hervey Bay airports.â€Â


Mr Mickel said the development would bring significant economic benefits to the region, with a wages bill in the order of $7 million and a turnover of approximately $22 million a year.


It will be interesting to see how this effects the locals. There is a relatively active RAAus movement at YMYB, including Pro-Sky RAAus School.


Could also make life difficult for the local Aero Club.





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yet another sausage factory. just hope its not the same level of "professionalism" as taught at other so called professional airline pilot schools.....you know what their reputations are like....



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