AIFA increases Seminole order as student numbers grow
South Africa's AVIC International Flight Training Academy (AIFA) at George has been stepping up its fleet as it has welcomed an increasingly international cohort of students from Asia and across Africa.
The academy has acquired seven Piper PA44-180 Seminoles with glass cockpit configuration, to enhance its multi-engine flight training programme.
The school took two Seminoles in October but has stepped up its order.
The first four are equipped with Garmin 500 cockpits, and the remainder with Garmin 1000.
In January AIFA took delivery of eight new Cessna 172's at its Lanseria facility. This brings the number of new 172's they have had delivered up to 19
"The Seminole comes with a long history and excellent track record, and the 180hp engines make it a dynamic machine which needs to be well mastered," said director Willem Marais. “We operate at sea level and lower temperatures from our base at George and the aircraft gives us an excellent service," he said.