CAAN starting expansion of aviation academy

5th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 05: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has started expansion of the Civil Aviation Academy of Nepal to increase its capacity to produce more manpower in the aviation sector.

The Civil Aviation Academy of Nepal works to prepare and produce specialized aviation manpower, especially those needed for the control tower and fire-fighting at airports. Though the academy received accreditation from International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as an Associate Trainair Plus member in 2012, it has not been able to attain a full membership of ICAO.

CAAN is looking to expand the Academy as part of its plan to grow its own functions and services while increasing the quality of its services. CAAN will be seting up the new Civil Aviation Academy in Thimi in an area spread over 189 ropanis of land. Separate blocks for training related to air traffic service (ATS), aeronautical engineering and rescue will be constructed.

“Currently, we are busy transferring ownership of land at the planned site. Once it is completed, we will start the construction of necessary blocks,” informed Birendra Shrestha, spokesperson for CAAN.

Under the current format of Civil Aviation Academy, it can train only 16 people at once under each heading like rescue, aviation security and ATS, among others. CAAN eventually plans to promote the institution globally by also welcoming trainees from abroad.