Doha-Qatar, May31, 2015: Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) on 28th of May 2015 celebrated the graduation of a new batch of Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Airport Operations Management Personnel and Meteorologists under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and in the presence of HE the Minister of Transport, Jassim Bin Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, dignitaries from various government entities, ambassadors, college officials and parents.
The graduating group comprises 98 students, including 52 Qataris. Of the graduates, 70 were male and 28 were female.
Speaking during the ceremony, HE the Minister of Transport highlighted the support and backing of HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for the college.
He also hailed the close attention of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and his constant supervision of students’ scientific affairs.
The 26 graduating pilots have successfully completed 76 weeks of training courses, including intensive courses of ground training, featuring 14 tests from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA)
In the flight training, pilots flew single-engine and twin-engine aircraft in order to pass the test as one of the requirements of CAA. At the end of the courses, graduates were handed commercial flight licences for twin-engine aircraft and became qualified for receiving Air Transport Licence certificate (Frozen ATPL).
The 19 graduating Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, 11 of whom graduated from the Mechanical stream and 8 from the Ground Avionics Stream, have successful completed the intensive 101 weeks of training including OJT and are certified under QCAA.
The Airport Operations Management Dept. graduated 48 students who have successfully completed their 2-year program and earned a Diploma in Airport Operations Management.
The Meteorology department graduated 5 students including 4 as Senior MET Technician on completion of a 2 and a half year program and 1 as Class II forecaster on completion of a 1-year programme.
At the end of the ceremony, HE al-Sulaiti and QAC Director-General Ali Ibrahim al-Malki handed over certificates and gifts to the graduates.
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