Construction works for an Oman Aviation Academy (OAA) training facility are due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017, it has been revealed.
The facility will be built with capacity of 150 trainees, and will be based at Sohar Airport (pictured).
An aircraft hangar, student accommodation, a tower, and a taxiway will be developed as part of the project.
The announcement was made on the heels of OAA's establishment, which followed a partnership between the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) and Airbus Helicopters.
Civil and defense aviation training company, CAE, is expected to operate the academy.
OAA is the sultanate's first professional aviation training organisation, state agency ONA reported.
Law firm Dentons advised OAPFD on the establishment of OAA.
The firm also advised on a training service agreement entered into between OAA and Oman Air, as well as OAA's service level agreement with CAE.