Nationals Senator for Tasmania Steve Martin has expressed his disappointment at Toowoomba being announced as the home for the first Qantas Group Pilot Academy, however he says Tasmania is still in with a chance for the second school.
“While it is disappointing we’ve missed out on the first school, we’re still very much in the running for the second site which is due to be announced later this year,” Senator Martin said.
“Toowoomba obviously put in an exceptional bid, and I congratulate them on their efforts. Tasmania has also put in a strong and compliant bid for the Qantas Group Pilot Academy with Qantas identifying Launceston as a preferred option,” he said.
“The securing of the second site would be a huge win for the State. It would lift our profile on the international stage as a provider of world’s best training facilities.”