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Oxford Aviation Academy opens its first branch in Saudi Arabia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - The Oxford Air Academy has opened a new branch at Dammam Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first branch in the Middle East and the eighth in the world. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Al Sharqiya in Saudi Arabia, said Wednesday that the launch of the academy is a practical application of the vision of 2030 in Saudi Arabia to provide the private sector with the required services within the highest standards set by the legislator. , According to the Saudi Press Agency. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz said that "the presence of 27 airports and five airlines in the Kingdom" requires qualified and trained manpower, adding that "local airlines are responsible for attracting the qualification" Support and encourage them. " "The number of airports and airlines in the country makes the presence of a" professional "aviation college offering the latest training in pilots, maintenance technicians and flight requirements" very important, "said Othman Al Mutairi, Chief Executive Officer of the Oxford Air Academy in Saudi Arabia. Al-Mutairi also pointed out that the academy, which has a capacity of about 400 students per year, started the preparatory year "with 375 students, of which 14 are aviation students." He explained that the Academy will provide a "commercial pilot course, with 250 hours of flying hours and training on Airbus 320 For 40 hours. "