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Aviation Australia partners with CQU to lift the quality of flight-ready options

A partnership between Aviation Australia and CQUniversity has the potential to raise the bar in the qualifications of new pilots entering the industry.

Announced this week, the partnership, which is a first for CQU and Aviation Australia, will provide third-year CQU Bachelor of Aviation students the opportunity to undertake a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Multi-Crew Cooperation Course (MCC) as part of their degree. A CASA-approved MCC course is a requirement to operate as a pilot in a multi-crew flight.

CQU’s Head of Aviation Professor Steven Thatcher said the partnership was the first step in an ongoing relationship with Aviation Australia.

“It benefits the airline industry as it provides a pilot that is multi-crew qualified and ready to join an airline”

The Bachelor of Aviation (Flight Operations) course is for students looking to become a professional airline pilot capable of managing a multi-crew environment.

Aviation Australia’s Head of Operations, Patrick Murray, said that the MCC course was an essential building block in a future airline pilot’s career.

He said, “Aviation Australia is very excited to partner with CQU on MCC and on the future development of new and contemporary aviation education and training programs”.

More than 200 pilots have undertaken Aviation Australia’s highly-regarded MCC course that is delivered by some of Australia’s most experienced airline instructors.

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