Alpha Aviation Academy (AAA), a leading Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) training service in the Middle East, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. With its base in Sharjah, UAE, AAA has trained over 600 cadets since 2009, and most of the cadets graduate as Airbus A320 Second Officers. AAA’s two-year training program emphasizes diversity and focuses on empowering women to enroll in the program. In addition, AAA enrolls students from 65 countries worldwide.
AAA’s vision and overall success can be attributed to several individuals within the program. However, the person most responsible is Bhanu Choudhrie, the founder of Alpha Aviation Group, the company that started the aviation academy. After receiving degrees from Boston University and Harvard Business School, Bhanu Choudhrie relocated to London in 2000 and established C&C Alpha Group, a family operated international private equity firm for venture capitalists.
Despite all the hard work and responsibility that goes into founding and operating a successful private equity firm, Bhanu Choudhrie could not deny his interest in airlines, and he established Alpha Aviation Group Ltd (AAG) in 2006. AAG’s primary goal is to provide commercial airlines with qualified, licensed pilots. Partnered with Prescient Systems, the two organizations work to provide pilots with state-of-the-art training facilities and educational options. In addition to Prescient Systems, AAG is also partnered with several airlines for the purpose of providing them with qualified pilots. These include Boeing, Airbus, Air Arabia, Cebu Pacific, Jet Airways, Philippines Airlines and VietJet Air.
AAA’s 10-year anniversary is a definite sign of the academy’s success. Bhanu Choudhrie expressed his gratitude by congratulating the academy administrators on their achievements and the overall success of Alpha Aviation Academy.
In addition to investing and aviation, Bhanu Choudhrie is involved in several other projects. He provides funding for Bollywood productions, invests in hotels, and gives to the arts. He also supports Path to Success, a charity founded by his mother, Anita Choudhrie.