Air Niugini spends K20m annually for training

Air Niugini spends about K20 million a year to train young people in various fields of engineering, pilot and human resources.

Executive manager for Flight Operations Captain Samiu Taufa has revealed that training is a priority for Air Niugini.

He said training their staff enables them to be the biggest state entity in the country to provide such good training for them.

“Air Niugini is the national flag carrier and safety is of paramount importance to Air Niugini. Therefore we always train people to become the best in the various fields.”

He said Air Niugini have a good record of safety in the world because of so much emphasis put towards training its staff.

He said strategic partnership is also very important in going forward.

Captain Taufa was speaking at the partnership agreement between the Sinesine Yongumugl district and Air Niugini to send young Daniel Jack from the district to the Nelson Aviation in New Zealand.

The district will meet some parts of the funding while Air Niugini will meet the rest.

The training will cost about K660,000.

Young Jack has met all of Air Niugini’s vigorous criteria and was selected in its Cadetship program to undergo his flying training.

He will be training for 18 months.

After completing his training, he will return and become a pilot with Air Niugini under its Cadetship program.


Freddy Mou