Traditionally China has had a closed airspace policy, which has prevented the establishment and growth of a recreational aviation sector. Up until recently, the entire air space has been controlled by the military and the China commercial sector (China Air).
Sports Aviation Flight College Australia Ltd (SAA) is a soon-to-be-built flight school located in Australia founded specifically to service this need for recreational flight training within the Chinese market.
The immediate goal of SAA is to establish the first college in the Bega Valley NSW. The long-term vision is to open colleges using the same scalable model elsewhere in Australia. This is a great opportunity to build on the strong relationship between China and Australia to benefit both countries and their local communities.
SAA’s business structure is built around a modular system - with each module being a squadron. Each squadron consists of 36 students at any one time. The teaching resources and facilities are allocated to each squadron, making the business an incredibly scalable operation.
The Student procurement and marketing is allocated to an individual company for each squadron on a commission basis. Each of these companies will be responsible for the procurement of their respective squadron’s students as well as the public relations and marketing of the school and their squadron within China.