Cultivating the next-generation of pilots with Cathay Pacific
PolyU and Cathay Pacific recently joined hands to nurture local aviation talents and develop Hong Kong as a hub for aviation training. The two parties signed a three-year agreement to collaborate on a new integrated course for Cathay Pacific's Cadet Pilot training programme.
New integrated course for Cathay Pacific’s Cadet Pilot training programme
55 to 60 weeks
A 150-working-day Theoretical Ground Training course by PolyU, with at least 750 hours of instruction and examination in areas including:
Flight training overseas by Cathay Pacific
Multi-crew simulator training at Cathay City by Cathay Pacific
Committed to nurturing aviation talents
PolyU has been nurturing talents in the aviation industry for a number of years. PolyU Deputy President and Provost Professor Wing-tak Wong said at the signing ceremony, “PolyU and Boeing co-founded the first Aviation Services Research Centre in Hong Kong ten years ago. Subsequently, the University established the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering to provide undergraduate, Master and Doctoral degree programmes and strengthen scientific research in the field of civil aviation and aeronautical engineering.”
Secretary for Transport and Logistics Mr Lam Sai-hung (third, left), the Guest of Honour at the signing ceremony, pictured with Dr Lam Tai-fai (second, left), Mr Augustus Tang (third, right), Prof. Wing-tak Wong (second, right), CAD Assistant Director-General (Flight Standards) Ms Clara Wong (right) and Mr Greg Hughes (left) in front of an aircraft flight simulator at Cathay City.
Secretary for Transport and Logistics Mr Lam Sai-hung said the Cadet Pilot training programme marked the first time that aviation theory courses would be taught by a local institution, writing a new chapter in Hong Kong’s aviation history and enriching the variety of aviation professional training available in the city.
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