What will AirAsia fly next? Drones
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AirAsia announced that it has secured its Certificate of Approval (COA) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), to conduct remote drone pilot training. The classroom training will be conducted at AirAsia Academy located in KL Sentral and practical training will be conducted at the YMCA Kuala Lumpur field, adjacent to KL Sentral.
Chief Safety Officer, AirAsia Group, Captain Ling Liong Tien said: “We are thrilled to be the first in Malaysia to win approval from CAAM for the accreditation of our remote pilot training organisation (RPTO). The team has been working closely together with CAAM for months. The idea behind becoming an RPTO is to support the industry by providing quality remote pilot training leveraging our strong aviation background and decades of expertise. The UAS (unmanned aircraft system) has become an important element in many industries driving cost effectiveness and numerous efficiencies.”
The latest development supports the upcoming drone pilot project for the delivery of goods from airasia’s e-commerce platforms, using automated drones.
Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Limited, Bo Lingam said: “We are proud to be driving the drone delivery revolution in Malaysia. It’s a lucrative and incredibly fast growing market. Globally, the industry has already taken off and is projected to reach USD 7.388 billion by 2027. This new training programme provides an opportunity to upskill our Allstars and offer exciting new programmes for the broader community, as well as supporting the drone industry in providing quality training to have more qualified remote pilots in Malaysia. No prior experience is necessary, making this a great opportunity for everyone to learn to fly.”
Commercial remote pilot training classes commence from 24 January.
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