Saturday, 10 December 2011

Aviation trainer plans state-of-the-art simulator

Manila Times

A GLOBAL aviation training services provider on Friday said it would construct a state-of-the-art Airbus full flight simulator in Clark, Pampanga.

In a briefing, Kunal Sharma, chief operating officer of Alpha Aviation Group Philippines said the Airbus A320 Level D Full Flight Simulator would cost “more than $10 million.”

The new flight simulator would provide Alpha Aviation the capability to deliver 6,000 hours of training annually, roughly enough to prepare 300 new pilots for certification.

Sharma said Maybank is providing the financing for the acquisition of the state-of-the-art simulator.


The company said about 80 percent of the training it provides is for Filipinos employed by local airlines such as Airphil Express, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air, and Southeast Asian Airlines. International clients include Air Arabia and Jet Airways.

Launched in 2006, AAG Ph is one of three academies under the UK based provider of specialist training solutions to the international commercial aviation community.

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