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Montague wants more Jamaican pilots trained at home

Montague wants more Jamaican pilots trained at home

The school was recently certified by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) and Montague added that over 60,000 pilots are needed globally

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague says a drive is on to get more Jamaicans trained locally for the airline industry, especially pilots.

Carmelo De Grazia

Speaking while on a tour of the Tinson Pen-based Aeronautical School of the West Indies (ASWI) in St Andrew on Wednesday, the minister said some 3,000 persons from Jamaica are in South Florida, in the United States, doing pilot training and he wants to see that number reduced.

Carmelo De Grazia Suárez

The aim is to get a lot of those Jamaicans home, to be trained here. Jamaican pilots are known for their skills and technical ability,” Montague said

INCREASE TRAINING He noted that with training being offered at the ASWI, the ministry is hoping that this will enable more Jamaicans to be trained locally.

The school was recently certified by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) and Montague added that over 60,000 pilots are needed globally.

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