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A bit of our history

Canavia Aviation Academy was founded in 2009 by Mr. Mario Pons who is the Head of Training and the Chief executive officer of the Firm.


Mr. Pons is also a CN-235 Air Commander for Maritime Rescue, with more than 20 years of experience in the aeronautical sector and extensive air regulations and procedures knowledge.

We started our business as a pilot school and started our professional career teaching private aircraft pilots (PPL) according to the old JAR-FCL regulations, as well as other courses not regulated at that time.

A bit of our history

We are proud to have been the first Spanish aviation school to receive accreditation from the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) as an approved educational organization according to EASA European standards in 2013.

CANAVIA is the only aviation school in the Canary Islands that offers all aviation teaching courses. As well as certifications and qualifications relating to the world of aviation approved by the Ministry of Development (in classroom or distance).​

​In these fifteen years of experience, our school has qualified thousands of students who already fly in the main airlines of the world, or have developed their professional activity such as in executive business flight or other commercial aviation sectors.

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Our bases

We fly to all airports in the Canary Islands and we have four bases

with our own aircraft and maintenance service

Our Bases

Canavia Aviatek SimLab

This Sim Lab at Maspalomas-El Berriel aerodrome, is a laboratory of network trainers for the education of our ATPL integrated students. The additional 20 hours of training in the practice of basic skills according to ICAO will significantly improve the quality of our teaching, Our academy is a pioneer in the use of these tools.

At Canavia, we are dedicated to helping you achieve unparalleled expertise and mastery in the world of general aviation. Our state-of-the-art Aviatek SimLab is designed to take your skills to new levels. If you are ready to embark on a journey to proficiency and experience the difference in flight training, contact us today. Let's turn your aeronautical dreams into reality together.




Our Authorizations


A lot of our cadets are international students. We offer structured courses that give them the best learning environment both in class and during practical flight training. We have always been committed to offering to aviation students the best learning and training experience possible. Part of that experience includes the beautiful scenery and environment that surrounds our campus.

Canavia Aviation Academy is designed for students to enjoy the surrounding beauty while working and learning in a positive environment. Our services not only include a unique natural landscape but the location of our facility located in a private airport, allows optimal training for all our students. Our main campus and our two bases are located at our airport training centers in Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

Canavia is strategically positioned and uniquely qualified to sustain continued growth and increase our market share in the worldwide flight training industry. That's why we offer virtual or in-person campus tours to all of our prospective students. We want to ensure that they have a clear understanding of what our academy has to offer. If you want to learn more about the Canarias experience, contact us today and ask about our campus tours!

Aviation Campus

Our Partners

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