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Lucio Tan’s aviation school finally takes off

The First Aviation Academy, a joint venture between taipan Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp. and PTC Group , officially opened its first branch at the Subic International Airport to help develop the next generation of world-class pilots.

The First Aviation Academy, a joint venture between taipan Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp. and PTC Group, officially opened its first branch at the Subic International Airport to help develop the next generation of world-class pilots.

“FAA takes pride in being at the forefront of professional development for the airline industry, propelled by a comprehensive curriculum, experienced instructors and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to produce airline-ready aviation professionals primed for flight operations,” MacroAsia said in a statement.

Two main features that set FAA apart from other aviation schools in the country are its fleet of brand-new TECNAM planes with full glass cockpit electronic instrumentation and the Redbird MCX and TD2 G-1000 simulators.

This training platform will enable students to develop the skill sets necessary to excel in the international aviation space.

Through its intensive 12-month training program, graduates from the academy will have completed a Private Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating and a Commercial Pilot License.

Top graduates will also have a chance to become a flight instructor, providing a unique way to build up their flying hours, while honing their instructor skills.

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