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Vietnam to train Cambodian commercial pilots

The Viet Flight Training Joint Stock Company (VFT) on July 12 signed a deal in Phnom Penh to start training commercial pilots for Cambodian national flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA).

Vietnam to train Cambodian commercial pilots
Vietnam to train Cambodian commercial pilots

At the signing ceremony, CAA’s President Tek Rethsamrach said the deal would greatly contribute to developing qualified pilots for Cambodia’s civil aviation.

The flight training programme has received US$3 million of funding from the Vietnamese Government.

Established in 2008, VFT comprises stakeholders from Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Helicopter of the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence, Vietnam Aircraft ISC, ESMA Aviation Academy of France and HIPT Group.

With a wealth of experience in pilot training, VFT director Nguyen Nam Lien expressed his belief the company will be able to train professional pilots for CAA.