AVIATION BRIEFS

AVIATION BRIEFS

PAKISTAN TO SELL SHARES

OF NATIONAL AIRLINEKARACHI, Pakistan - The Pakistan government opened its drive to sell off state-owned enterprises Monday by offering 10 percent of its holding in Pakistan International Airlines.

The government, which currently owns 63.6 percent of the flag carrier, is offering 27.4 million shares valued at 274 million rupees (US$12.5 million) to resident and non-resident Pakistanis and PIA workers.

AUSTRALIAN INVESTORS

OFFERED FREE AIR TRAVEL

SYDNEY, Australia - Australians will get free air travel if they invest in Compass Holdings Ltd., which hopes to launch Australia's third major domestic airline after deregulation in November.

Bryan Grey, the company's chief executive, said Monday that shareholders in the new airline would receive annual travel credits equal to 10 percent of their 50-cent shares on top of normal dividends.

FOKKER SCHOOL TO GET

WICAT TRAINING SYSTEM

OREM, Utah - Wicat Systems Inc. said Monday that the Anthony Fokker Technical Training School has chosen Wicat Systems Ltd., a United Kingdom subsidiary, to provide a system to train students in aircraft technical subjects as part of pre-licensed engineer courses. The contract initially is valued at approximately $75,000.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a major user of Wicat computer-based training, is furnishing the equipment to the Fokker Training School to allow technology- based training to be introduced at an early stage in the technician training curriculum.