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  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. Courage 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. Intelligence It takes an intelligent person to be able to learn aerodynamics and other flight courses and apply them on a daily basis. Tact 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.. Adventure 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. Clear communication  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. Team-work 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. Emotional stability  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 Academic certificate 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. Training After passing the exams, the student must start flight training to obtain a pilot license. Experience 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 Also read: Pilot Interviews: How to be prepared for your Dream Job interview?

Flying the globe under the control of some of the world's most advanced aircraft is, for many, their dream job. But the path to a career as a pilot is not an easy one, with many obstacles to overcome. Here are some pilots tips to get started. Making yourself a better pilot is something every professional pilot constantly strives to work on. Is there a magic list of things to do to master the skills? Not right. Every pilot is different and there is no specific personality or skill set required that you require to become a good pilot. What distinguishes the great from the average is a constant evolution. We've put together our list of pilots’ tips to make you a better pilot.   5 Top Pilots’ Tips 1. Get into “airplane mode” Before you attach yourself to the plane and take off, give your flight some thought and planning. Just like the "Airplane Mode" button on your smartphone, you just switch your brain to planes. Do not think of anything other than your flight. One of the best pilot tips is not to let life distract you or get in the way of a good flight. If you can't clear your mind of disturbing thoughts and don't feel that your head is in the game, don't fly. 2. Fill the holes in your knowledge It is a pity that we, as human beings, are not a computer full of knowledge. Our brains are great things but sometimes, we come across something that we don't understand or don't quite remember. If you are not sure about something, double-check it and make sure you know the answer 100 percent. Good pilots will never assume. 3. Be precise In aviation, precision when it comes to flying makes the difference between piloting an aircraft a certain way and flying it roughly. By striving for precision airspeed, altitude, and positions, the aircraft is just where you want it. While determining a "precise" number is extremely difficult and nearly impossible, striving for it is always better than getting an "approximate", because that's not how a plane is supposed to fly. 4. Be smooth and love your airplane It is unlikely that the smoothly steered plane will find itself in the wrong place. Airplanes do not react well to disturbing flight. Acting smoothly and precisely means that changes in posture, strength, and formations are made through many moves, which are woven together into one big change rather than one big change made all at once. Lots of smooth movements will reduce your chances of over-shooting this position to nearly zero. 5. Understand the airplane’s aerodynamics Most pilots will have a basic knowledge of why the plane flies and how it works; However, few of them will have a deep understanding of the subtle differences that tie so many aerodynamic factors together, leading to flight. You don't have to go for an aerospace engineering degree, but you should read about the effects of the angle of attack and the implications of the way control surfaces alter the wing and tail cams. While this is not a complete list of a magic set of strategies to practice, it is a good start! By the time you get over these tips, you'll likely have stumbled upon your own tips along the way.   How to be a better pilot? The basic fact that much of this “Make Yourself a Better Pilot” advice has been brought forward to generation after generation of pilots. One of the golden pilots tips is that coaches find many of the same problems passed on through those generations, same as 30 years ago. Therefore, the concept behind this list is simple: if you follow all or most of them, your skill will improve dramatically. It's no more complicated than that and never was.   Understand what "planning ahead" actually means for each flight situation If a student hears the phrase "plan for the future" once, they hear it a thousand times. Unfortunately, once the license is issued, there will be no one left to repeat this all-important phrase. Therefore, they must say that to themselves. They must also realize that it means different things at different times. Planning is clearly essential for a fuel stop. Perhaps it is not clear that downwind you need to look ahead and plan where to place the base leg and where the flaps will be extended. At the same time, you need to assess the effects of the winds and how you will modify the different parts of the approach. The same is true of all other stages of flight. You need to have your head well in front of the plane at all times.   If you travel less than 35 hours a year, make each trip an educational experience Admittedly, every flight in your aviation career must be an effort to make it better than the previous one. However, if you do not travel regularly, it is imperative that every trip includes factors that help you stay efficient. Even if you are just going to eat hamburgers, plan the trip to include two different types of landings (short field, soft field), make at least one landing a touch and go so you can get more touchdowns per hour. Even if it's just a short trip to a local field, check your takeoff time, and set an estimated arrival time in your head. Do everything you can on every journey to expand your boundaries and maintain your efficiency. Don't just get out and drone to learn something.   Make your landings more accurate One of the best pilots tips is to make it a personal goal you'll always try to reach within the first 600-800 feet of the runway, regardless of its length. The goal is to be comfortable when landing on a 2,000-foot runway. If the average light aircraft touches a short distance of 800 feet, it will need little or no braking to stop the remaining 2,000 feet. We are not looking for carriers' landings that hit numbers every time. Just come on the numbers with reasonable altitude and speed and 2,000 feet (the shortest we usually see) you'd have no thinking.   Take at least a double hour once a year Everyone, regardless of how much they fly, becomes too comfortable or develops bad habits. This is the theory behind BFR, flight checks, and other frequent screening programs. But two years is a long time. Why not go out with a coach once a year, because it is an "informal" trip and there will be no pressure to "pass". Focus on pattern making, since model animation takes every aspect of your flying skills, except for navigation, and puts them together.   Land on strange airports just for practice If you have been traveling for at least a year and reside in the local area, it is easy to become an Airport Private. You are so used to your airport that the new airports feel weird. The way to deal with this is to actively search for new airports. Your goal might be to land at every airport in your county, state, or local area. The more unusual airports you have, the more skillful and adaptive you are. And of course, you'll land in the first 600-800 feet, right?   Take three hours of aerobatic instruction You don't have to plan to challenge Patty Wagstaff, but acrobatic training will make you a better, more confident, safer, and aware pilot. No, it won't help you, if the 747 flips on your back, but getting training means you'll be correcting before the 747 puts you in this position. Besides, it's a huge amount of fun and may open up a whole new world for you.   Visualize all flight paths In pattern and across the country, be aware of your own ground path and constantly visualize the path you want the plane to fly. Then have her fly along that specific path.   Also, Read: Apps for Pilots: The Top helpful Smart mobile applications Pilot Interviews: How to be prepared for your Dream Job interview?