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Supporting flying credentials with professional qualifications

Horizon International Flight Academy launches higher diploma for UAE pilots

- 17 June 2009, 11:58

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UAE residents who hold a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) will now be able to follow a Higher Diploma in Aviation Business Administration to support their flying credentials with professional qualifications, according to Al Ain’s Horizon International Flight Academy General Manager, Mohammed Humaidan Al Zaabi.

“This Diploma program is a much needed breakthrough for pilots in particular as it is especially valuable to those individuals who later want to move from flying to management. The UAE aviation industry in general too will benefit as qualifications such as this will enable individuals to sustain a long term career in aviation”, Al Zaabi explained.

Students who already hold a pilot license (CPL) receive credit for the flight training and are able to follow a shorter one year course (three semesters), instead of the usual two year programme. The Higher Diploma in Aviation Business Administration is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Horizon is the only Academy to receive licensure from the Ministry to offer the Diploma course alongside the pilot training program.

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