Tasmanian based pilot academy concept being discussed with Qantas

9 April, 2018

Tasmania Senator Steve Martin stated (04-Apr-2018) he will hold a meeting with Qantas on 12-Apr-2018 to promote Devonport Airport as a potential site for the carrier's planned aviation academy from 2019. Up to 500 pilots are expected to be trained annually at the academy once it is established. Mr Martin noted: "For Qantas, the benefits that a Devonport based academy would provide include a regional facility that is ideally placed for navigational training, the region has the adequate infrastructure to support the development of the flight training academy, and the airline's objectives would not be hampered by the commercial capacity of the airport". [more - original PR]