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19 November, 2021

Exciting Local Collaboration on Flight Training

THREE major players in the Queensland aviation sector have announced a collaboration to provide a pathway for pilot training through to airline placement with Skytrans Airlines.


Skytrans Airlines Chief Executive Officer Alan Milne said “We’re a Queensland owned company and we are proud to be involved in the development of pilot training and career placement in our region. To be able to partner with high quality training organisations such as CQ University and Townsville Flight Training, is a natural fit for Skytrans.”

Skytrans Airlines co-owner NRL legend and North Queensland Cowboys premiership hero, Johnathan Thurston, believes this collaboration will provide career progression opportunities not often found in the aviation industry. “The opportunity to progress from initial flight training to a Captain with Skytrans Airlines is a unique one. Especially with the guidance provided by these three quality organisations.” 

CQ University Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Aviation, Steve Hall agreed. “This is an exciting opportunity for our students as they progress to their chosen career. This will deliver on CQ University’s Strategic Plan by delivering sector leading graduate outcomes and maintain career spanning partnerships with our alumni.” 

Townsville Flight Training Managing Director Richard Arnold said that “we are thrilled to be able to participate in such an arrangement with these key players in the aviation sector. With an average of 320 days a year of sunshine, Townsville is the perfect environment for flight training.”


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