New horizons of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Finland: Training of the Kazakhstani pilots at the Finnish flight training school
May 28. MFA
On May 26, 2014 the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Finland Galymzhan Koishybayev paid a visit to the flight training center «Patria». He met with the company senior management representatives and a group of Kazakhstani students – the future pilots of civil aviation, which starts the flight training in Finland.
During conversation, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan noted that the development of engineering education and training of modern technical staff is one of the priority tasks of the Address “Strategy Kazakhstan-2050” by the Kazakhstan’s Head of State.
Emphasizing that high-quality education becomes a basis of industrialization and innovative development of our country, the Kazakh diplomat appealed the young people to study diligently and to take advantages to increase their knowledge.
Ambassador G.Koishybayev stressed that training of the future pilots in Finland became a concrete result of the top-level agreements reached during the state visit of the President of Finland S.Niiniste to Kazakhstan in 2013. Following the Memorandum between the Civil Aviation Academy of Kazakhstan and Patria Pilot Training school, 12 students from Kazakhstan, chosen by Patria among around 60 applicants will be training in Finland up to the end of 2015. Earlier students have completed theory instruction in Kazakhstan.
In his turn, Mikko Paronen CEO of Patria Pilot Training, underlined the strategic nature of interaction with Kazakhstan and expressed deep interest in further enhancing of cooperation in the field of flight training.
Upon completion of the training, the students will receive commercial pilot licences (CPL) in compliance with the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Patria and the Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Academy are negotiating about the terms of the flight instructor training. Patria is also an active partner in negotiations on establishing the Academy’s own training centre based on EASA standards.
Cooperation with Finland in the field of aviation training is a one step forward in building our country’s civil aviation infrastructure that meets the advanced European and world standards.