in Aerospace

Coptrz sign training partnership with UAV Training Australia

Posted 29 August 2019 · Add Comment

Leeds based commercial drone specialist Coptrz has signed its first international training partnership, with Wayne Cordon, CEO of UAV Training Australia.



Spearheaded by Andrew Robinson, Business Development Manager for OFQUAL Level 5 (COPTRZ) and Wayne Condon, CEO of UAV Training Australia,  the agreement, signed on Monday 5th August, will see the Coptrz’ OFQUAL Level 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots course delivered within Australia, becoming the first internationally recognised educational qualification in professional drone operations in the world.

With the expansion of commercial drone use on a global scale and numerous industries scaling up to maturity, Coptrz have spotted the need to provide pilots, employers and service providers with a Continuous Personal Development (CDP) path and therefore the delivery of a professionally recognised academic qualification that represents the importance of this growing industry on a mass scale.

Operating for over 10 years, UAV Training Australia is widely known for delivering a range of RPAS training courses to individuals, businesses, industry groups and schools, and are approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Training Organisation as well as a preferred provider to nationally recognised training providers under the Australia Qualifications Framework.

Andrew Robinson, Business Development Manager for OFQUAL Level 5 (COPTRZ) commented: “As the drone industry develops at such a rapid rate, benchmarked qualifications of competence and good practice are essential for UAV businesses to expand their operations safely and to a universal standard. We believe the OFQUAL Level 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots provides this framework.”

Wayne Condon, CEO of UAV Training Australia and with over 30 years’ experience in Aviation and Education Departments, said: “We’re very excited to partner with Coptrz to deliver the OFQUAL Level 5 certificate for Chief Pilots, in Australia as well as in Europe the need for more professional qualifications for senior pilots has been growing and we look forward to an exciting partnership ahead.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme.

Rolls-Royce awarded $1.2bn US Navy contract to support V-22 engines

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide V-22 Osprey AE1107C engine support, worth $1.2 billion.

Airbus tests ocean satellite Sentinel-6Aís operational fitness

Airbus space engineers are currently testing the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite at the Space Test Centre of Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) to prove its readiness for space.

SAS' first A321LR to enter its long-haul fleet

The first of three new A321LRs, a narrow-bodied aircraft suited for longer distances, will enter into service in the SAS fleet on 18th September 2020.

ATI appoints Stephen Ball as Non-Executive Chair

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has announced the appointment of Stephen Ball as Non-Executive Chair, effective from 23rd January 2020

Airline bankruptcies and risk aversion limit September traffic growth

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE today released its latest air traffic report for September & Q3 2019, measuring all commercial aviation flights: full service, regionals, low cost and charter.

ODU 0201311219
See us at
DSEI JP BT1605201119FIL20BT010819260720S&P BT241019040320VIDSE BT1605060320