Plana partners with Gloria Aviation to jointly train AAM talent


Plana has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gloria Aviation to develop a joint business and train AAM industry talent.

Announced yesterday, the two firms will establish an education programme and qualification standards for AAM aviation workers, and conduct R&D on maintenance and operation methods for AAM aircraft. They will also start working on the AAM air operator certificate (AOC) standards.

Gloria Aviation, the first operational aviation-specialised school in Korea, conducts various aviation-related education and research as well as training pilots and maintenance technicians.

Dae-hyun Shin, CEO of Gloria Aviation, said: “The aviation industry is facing a major technological turning point with the introduction of electric aircraft, and like electric vehicles, electric aircraft will become an easily accessible mode of transportation for the general public within a few decades. We expect that Plana’s hybrid aircraft will contribute to the stabilisation of electric aircraft by providing a technical buffer during the conversion process to pure electric power.”

The MoU signing, held at Plana’s Icheon R&D centre, was attended by major stakeholders from both companies, including Gloria CEO Shin and Jinmo Lee, chief policy officer of Plana.

Plana’s Lee said: “Through this agreement, we will be able to train manpower and technology that are the most important factors in the aviation industry. We will continue to contribute to the growth and activation of the AAM market and strive to build a competitive AAM ecosystem at home and abroad.”