OSM Aviation Academy Grand Opening Ceremony
Key note speeches where held by Bjørn Granviken Managing Director of OSM Aviation Academy, Espen Høiby CEO of OSM Aviation, Olof Bärve CEO of OSM Aviation Academy, Stein Mjåtveit Director of Marketing OSM Aviation Academy and Ove Gundersen Mayor of Froland.
By opening the Pilot Academy in Arendal OSM Aviation hope to recreate the dream of flying, making flight training accessible, affordable and a secure choice for our students. That’s what OSM Aviation Academy is all about, and that’s what we are going to provide at the academy in Gullknapp.
OSM Aviation are proud to offer all students accepted to the OSM Aviation Academy a full career path within OSM Aviation, guiding our students through all the elements necessary to become an airline ready pilot. This approach doesn’t only provide our student with job security, it enables them to get funding through institutions where OSM Aviation has negotiated reasonable rates as well. Job security, funding options and a never-wavering-focus on quality-training are key elements OSMAA are bringing to the table to recreate the dream of flying.
OSM Aviation is, and will continue to be, at the forefront of driving positive change to this industry. Recently, we ordered 60 new all-electrical planes to be used at our training locations. This is the biggest order of electrical aircrafts for commercial use ever recorded. Not only are these planes ideal for training purposes, they offer zero emissions and significantly lower noise pollution compared to conventional aircraft. In addition, the operational costs are only one-fifth of the costs of conventional aircraft. This will eventually enable us to offer a cheaper education and allowing even more young talents the opportunity to be a part of the aviation market. As Malcolm X put it;
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today!”
OSM Aviation has revolutionized the way airlines approach their talent management, and with the expansion of our training segment, we are now revolutionizing the way pilots are being trained. Staying on the forefront of the industry requires a willingness to challenge ourselves and to explore new opportunities. For instance, in the not-so-distant-future, we might experience an increasing use of drones and unmanned aircrafts for commercial purposes. This will impact the way we train and operate. But the demand for competent people to operate will live on, whether on the ground or in the air. This is a transition we are training and preparing for already. Change and disruption is an integral part of our DNA, and we welcome the industry of tomorrow. One thing however will not change. People will always be the backbone of our business model. It’s all about people.
We would like to thank everybody who attended the opening event which mark yet another milestone on the OSM journey. The realization of this school has essentially been a team effort, and thanks to the solid fundament built over many years in Sweden and commitment among the OSM team, we have been able to set up this school in just 10 months. OSM Aviation want to thank everybody who have made this possible: the greater OSM family, instructors, students, management, ADS. The local community also deserves a thank you for being so positive and supportive. Thank you!
Stay tuned for more Grand Opening highlights!