Dubbo tells Qantas we're ready for Pilot Academy

Dubbo Regional Council has a message for Qantas CEO Alan Joyce: we are ready for the Qantas Pilot Academy.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields said discussion about a Qantas Pilot Academy being developed in Dubbo has created a sense of excitement for the City as people realise the economic potential such a facility would have for Dubbo and the whole Western NSW Region.

“The proposition for Qantas is simple,” Councillor Shields said. “We are ready for Qantas and we have the land to build it, the airport infrastructure to support it, the climate and airspace for practical training and the overwhelming local community support to make it a success,” he said.

“In addition to a formal approach detailing the City’s capacity to support such a facility we are taking the community message to Qantas headquarters through social media,” Councillor Shields said.

The video posted on Tuesday shows the community is willing to get behind Qantas and shows off some of the benefits of selecting Dubbo that can’t be as easily expressed in a letter.

Councillor Shields said: “We want Qantas to know that a Pilot Academy based in Dubbo will be welcomed by the entire community and will have enormous economic benefit for the whole region. We also want to show the pilots that would be trained here that Dubbo has modern services, a great lifestyle and is a fun place to live and visit.”

The video can be viewed on the Mayor of the Dubbo Region – Ben Shields Facebook page here.

Media Contact:

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields                                                               Phone 0418 639 053

Last Edited: 08 Mar 2018

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