Alpha Aviation Group is a pilot training school located in the United Arab Emirates. Graduates have a MultiCrew Pilot License (MPL) which allows them to be a co-pilot on a commercial jet. With enough flight time, they qualify for the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) which allows them to pilot aircraft.
This is the leading aviation training firm in the Middle East. Their long term goal is to become a world leader in providing educational content to pilots. AAA focuses on diversity by actively recruiting cadets from multiple countries, including women. To encourage older people to become pilots they recently increased their age limit from 33 to 35.
Bhanu Choudhrie is the entrepreneur behind the success of AAA. He founded its parent company, Alpha Aviation Group Ltd. A businessman in London, he leads the C&C Alpha Group as its director. In his 40s, he has won acclaim for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. This includes Entrepreneur of the Year, which was presented to him at the 2008 Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards. Read this article at gazetteday.com
While studying international business at Boston University, Bhanu Choudhrie interned at JP Morgan. Graduating in 2000, he moved to London and helped his family set up a private equity firm. C&C Alpha Group has been very successful with 40% of their new ventures succeeding. Establishing Alpha Aviation Group in 2006, he partnered with Prescient Systems to found Alpha Aviation Group. This partnership was created to help manage a growing shortage of commercial pilots.
His business plan is to anticipate how many commercial pilots the aviation industry needs a few years ahead of time. This gives Bhanu Choudhrie and his team time to find new cadets, train them, and have them graduate. This requires extensive knowledge of the global aviation industry as well as business skills.
To create a market for the graduates of AAA, Bhanu Choudhrie has developed partnerships with the two big plane builders, Boeing and Airbus. He has also partnered with air carriers including Philippine Airlines, Air Arabia, Etihad Airways, and VietJet Air. Over 800 graduates of AAA are now working as qualified pilots.