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.