Kathmandu, January 15
While the government recently announced its plan to establish its own flying school, the ALAS Group has come up with its concept of establishing ATO in Nepal, focusing primarily on pilot and cabin crew training.
The company recently held a discussion with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) for the aforementioned purpose, informed Nabin Shrestha, the Nepal-based manager of the company.
“We shared our concept with the government in an informal meeting,” he said, “Hopefully we will be holding a formal meeting very soon.”
Both the MoCTCA and CAAN have given a positive response towards the project, he added.
Meanwhile, Dustin Paul Wilden, chairman of ALAS Group, said that the plan hinges on the company receiving approval from the concerned authorities.
As per him, the company has a plan of investing double-digit million dollars for the project. “However, it depends on the requirements of CAAN,” Wilden said.
“We have to hold a formal meeting with CAAN regarding the requirements that we need to fulfil before we can be certain on how much we will be inve