As mentioned before, the foundation program which is approved by Cambridge University is being delivered by Knowledge Resources for Languages, a company that belongs to the Saudi National Company of Aviation, in case the student desire to develop his/her English language, Math and Physics. The foundation program is not a mandatory entry requirement for the certified flight program under GACAR 141 and it is not part of GACA entry requirements of this program.
The partnership aims to meet China's demand for 10,000 pilots annually in the coming years.
OxfordSaudia flight academy continued achieving further cooperation with its partners in the People's Republic of China; This is after previous successful efforts in an agreement to train 1,000 Chinese students at the OxfordSaudia academy in the Kingdom, with a value
exceeding 350 million Saudi riyals in 2021.
Following that agreement, another announcement was made this month by both OxfordSaudia and YCATCO China - Shandong, signing an agreement to establish training centers to train the Chinese students at two locations in China, in order to provide pilots cadets to meet China’s future needs, with a training capacity of up to 4,000 students in the two locations.
The agreement sets a new precedent of its kind to the Saudi exports of the aviation and the education sectors, as it highlighted the role of the academy in the aviation education industry in China and in the domestic region, which increases opportunities of cooperation and exchange of experience and technology between the two countries, with an exponential development in creating an environment that attracts investments and creates job opportunities for young Saudi Arabian and Chinese men and women.
OxfordSaudia Academy aims to create attractive job opportunities for its fresh graduate students through its program "Flight Training Ending with Employment", by working as a flight instructor at its branches in Saudi Arabia, China, or other Oxford international academies that are compatible its regulatory structure and curricula. This partnership will also create up to 1,600 job opportunities for the Saudi graduates to join after graduation over a period of 3 years.
OxfordSaudia provides the branches with a fleet of aircraft, Saudi flight instructors, systems and curricula, and other support, while the Chinese side provides buildings, infrastructure, permits, and workforce.
The Chinese company YCATCO works in the professional human resources field, specifically in aviation talents, and intends with this partnership to employ its services and expertise, alongside with OxfordSaudia competencies in the operation and management of aviation academies, which demonstrated its effectiveness during and after the Covid-19 pandemic in operation recovery and performance improvement. The role of YCATCO also lies in signing the necessary government permits and requirements, as well as working on the procedures for commercial pilot licenses in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
The role of OxfordSaudia in the agreement is as a service provider and a strategic partner in managing the two sites and providing the necessary crew of Saudi flight instructors, which might reach up to 1,600 trainers, and a fleet of approximately 120 training aircraft, and more than 20 flight simulators. Its duties revolves around providing quality and safety management systems, operational processes, provision of Saudi flight instructors, curriculum development & maintenance, maintenance activities, IT infrastructure and assets, and a student selection process. Key position holders, management support and oversight, exchange of overflow training and education, and other tasks of the Saudi Oxford Academy’s specialization in the field of aviation education are also to be a focus.
تهدف الشراكة لتلبية حاجة الصين للطيارين المقدرة ب 10,000 طيار سنوياً في قادم السنوات.
مضت اكاديمية أكسفورد السعودية للطيران لتحقيق المزيد من التعاون مع شركائها في جمهورية الصين الشعبية؛ وذلك بعد جهود سابقة تكللت بالنجاح في اتفاقية لتدريب 1000 طالب صيني لدى أكاديمية أكسفورد السعودية في المملكة بقيمة تتجاوز 350 مليون ريال سعودي عام 2021.
وتلت تلك الاتفاقية ما أعلنته هذا الشهر كلاً من أكاديمية أكسفورد السعودية وشركة YCATCO الصين - شاندونج، عن توقيع اتفاقية لإنشاء فروع لتدريب طيارين صينيين في موقعين من جمهورية الصين الشعبية، وذلك لتوفير الكوادر من الطيارين لتلبية حاجة الصين المستقبلية، بقدرة تدريبة حتى 4000 طالب في الموقعين.
وتعتبر الاتفاقية سابقة من نوعها في مجال الصادرات السعودية في قطاع الطيران وقطاع التعليم، حيث ابرزت دور الأكاديمية في صناعة تعليم الطيران في الوسط الصيني والإقليمي، مما يزيد فرص التعاون وتبادل الخبرات والتقنيات بين البلدين، وفق وتيرة تصاعدية لخلق بيئة جاذبة للاستثمارات وخلق الفرص في القطاع السعودي والصيني.
وتهدف أكاديمية أكسفورد السعودية لخلق فرص وظيفية جذابة لحديثي التخرج من طلابها، وذلك عبر برنامجها "تدريب الطيران المنتهي بالتوظيف" للعمل في تدريب الطيران لدى فروعها في السعودية والصين وغيرها من اكاديميات أكسفورد العالمية متوافقة الأنظمة والمناهج. وكما ستخلق هذه الشراكة ما يقارب من 1600 فرصة عمل جاهزة للخريجين السعوديين للعمل كمدرب طيار خلال 3 سنوات من التشغيل.
تزود أكسفورد السعودية المقرين بأسطول طائرات، مدربي طيران سعوديين، الأنظمة والمناهج، وغيرها، ويوفر الجانب الصيني المباني، البنى التحتية، التصاريح والكفاءات.
تعمل شركة YCATCO الصينية في مجالات الموارد البشرية الاحترافية، وتحديداً في كوادر ومهارات الطيران، وتعتزم بتوقيعها للشراكة في توظيف خدماتها وخبراتها بجانب ما تمتلكه أكاديمية أكسفورد السعودية من كفاءات في التشغيل والإدارة لأكاديميات الطيران، والتي بانت فعاليتها أثناء وبعد جائحة كوفيد-19 في التشغيل والتعافي من الأزمة ورفع الأداء. وكما يكمن دور YCATCO في امضاء ما يلزم من تصاريح حكومية واشتراطات، بجانب العمل على إجراءات رخص الطيران التجارية وفقاً لاشتراطات إدارة الطيران المدني في الصين.
يتمثل دور أكسفورد السعودية بالاتفاقية كمزود للخدمات وشريك استراتيجي في إدارة الموقعين وتوفير اللازم من طاقم مدربي الطيران السعوديين بما يصل إلى 1600 مدرب، واسطول طائرات يقارب 120 طائرة تدريب، وأكثر من 20 محاكي طيران.
وتتمحور واجباتها في توفير أنظمة ادارة الجودة والسلامة في الطيران، انظمة العمليات والتشغيل، توفير مدربي الطيران السعوديين، تطوير ومتابعة التقويم الدراسي، خدمات الصيانة، أصول ومرافق تقنية المعلومات، عملية ترشيح واختيار الطلبة، الموارد البشرية ودعم ومتابعة الإدارة، تبادل الخبرات عبر مراحل التدريب والتعليم، وغيرها من مهام تخصص أكاديمية أكسفورد السعودية في مجال تعليم الطيران.
The agreement creates hundreds of job opportunities to the Saudi instructor pilots.
OxfordSaudia will provide training services and resources for aviation professionals for 5 major Chinese airlines.
June 21st , 2021. Dammam, Saudi Arabia. OxfordSaudia Flight Academy and China Beijing Air Services Co. have signed an MOU to explore the cooperation in providing aviation training services to China Eastern Airline, China Southern Airline, Xiamen Airline, Donghai Airline and Okay Airway. OxfordSaudia will provide training in accordance with the requirement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, CAAC.
The CEO of OxfordSaudia, Capt. Lawrence Wade said “We have just signed an important agreement that has a great potential for both Saudi Arabia and the Chinese aviation industry. China’s aviation industry is massively growing and so are their training needs”, over 10,000 pilots annually according to the annual CAAC report.” This agreement will enable the airline industry in China to have a trusted streamline of qualified pilots trained by an organization drawing upon more than 80 years of experience in this field. This cooperation has the potential to create hundreds of job opportunities for the Saudi Pilot instructors over the coming years which make it a win win for both parties”
China Beijing Air Services CEO Mr. Li Yun Feng said “ OxfordSaudia Flight Academy was chosen due to their rich history and their ambitious vision. The academy has brand new 60 aircraft Diamond DA40 and DA42 and it utilizes the latest training methodologies. It is important to us that they are on the final process of acquiring their program approved by CAAC and we look forward to a long lasting partnership.”
OxfordSaudia is in King Fahad International Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment. The academy is part of the global network of Oxford Aviation Academy with over 80 years of experience. The academy has 60 Diamond DA40NG and DA42IV aircraft and several certified level D simulators. OxfordSaudia was established to be a landmark in the region to support the aviation industry and address the significant regional shortage in aviation training.
A Pilot is the person who flies aircraft for a living. This important job requires a unique character, not anyone can sore through the skies and advance in this type of profession. The job is well sought after for many reasons, and one of those reasons is that not anyone can do it. So let’s check the most important character traits of a pilot personality.
A civil pilot and his duties
A civilian pilot is known as a commercial pilot, and this is due to their duties, a commercial pilot is responsible for transporting passengers from one airport to another, as well as cargo transportation and cargo operations.
Pilot character: Common personality traits of a pilot
Captain pilots share basic characteristics. Many tests are passed to ensure the existence of these traits, so let's get to know them.
A pilot must be courageous, it takes guts to be able to fly a giant aircraft through the air.
Sense of responsibility
A person who flies an aircraft must have a good sense of responsibility as they are responsible for the lives of passengers and crew.
It takes an intelligent person to be able to learn aerodynamics and other flight courses and apply them on a daily basis.
Tact and good manners are among the basic characteristics of any captain pilot, as the pilot is responsible for supervising co-pilots and commanding the cabin crew, a good leader should have good manners..
The spirit of adventure to face new challenges is essential to pilots, as well as the ability to take rapid action without waiting for validation from others.
Communication skills are among the skills that cannot be neglected, as they are very important for all fields of work, especially the field of aviation. Many aircraft accidents happen due to poor communication between those involved or influencing the flight, research approved that 80% of accidents happen due to lack of communication skill. So it’s one of the main skills that pilots should have.
The captain and the rest of the cabin crew should work as a team, not as individuals. In the field of aviation, studies proved that many accidents were caused by the collapse of teamwork and that the crew did not communicate well with each other.
In order to work as a pilot, you must deal with the rest of the pilots honestly and deal with a cohesive team that deserves trust, as well as with air traffic controllers and flight dispatchers, you must all deal as one individual in order to coordinate procedures and observations in an honest and clear manner.
It can take years of practice to apply one simple rule: Never panic!
When people panic their minds race, and this disturbs their judgment. Thus, rational decisions become more difficult. Poor decisions or indecision have a detrimental effect on the performance of a pilot.
Pilots are trained to remain calm under severe pressure and to deal with emergencies in order to ensure that cadets are able to make decisions and control emotions in the most difficult situations of practical stress.
Why choose a career as a pilot
There are motivating reasons for young people choosing the profession of pilot, some of these reasons:
The captain pilot’s prestigious social standing
The higher salary, as we mentioned, the greater the risk in the profession, the greater the financial return for it, as the salary of newly appointed pilots reaches $ 30,000.
The opportunity to travel the world
Discovering cultures, travelling provides the chance to learn the country's characteristics and features, which makes you gain a new culture.
Being a pilot is an exciting and different profession that develops a personality through dealing with difficult situations, and tests skills by dealing with emergencies.
Qualifications of a successful pilot
The first course in aviation study is ground training. At the end of the academic year, the university or training centre determines the degree of success for passing the exam, the student starts on the certificate if they surpass the degree of success and then goes to the next stage.
After passing the exams, the student must start flight training to obtain a pilot license.
After obtaining a pilot's license, the pilot becomes qualified for the job market and should thereby start searching for a job. They should first however get a number of flying hours to qualify for applying in major airlines, as airlines require a certain number of hours of experience
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