Landing the Qantas Pilot Academy for Northern Tasmania
- 13 Jun, 2018
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Tasmanian Government has submitted a highly competitive bid to secure the Qantas Group Pilot Academy for our State.
Our proposal includes submissions for Launceston and Devonport, and puts Tasmania in the strongest possible position in this competitive process.
We are confident that our bid will not only meet the specifications that Qantas is seeking, but also offer other factors that set us apart from other Australian locations.
North and North West Tasmania offer outstanding aeronautical infrastructure, educational capabilities, and vibrant regional cities for student pilots, staff and their families to call home.
The multi-million dollar Qantas Pilot Academy could train up to 500 pilots a year, which would build on the strong jobs and investment growth across the North and North West of our State.
With business confidence and conditions leading the nation, it makes sense for Qantas to base their flying school here in Tasmania.
We have a long and proud history of collaborating with Qantas to deliver mutually beneficial projects, and we look forward to this next opportunity to partner on the new Pilot Academy.