Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Gokongwei group builds $50-m flying center in Clark


Eric B. Apolonio, Joyce Pangco Pañares
Manila Standard
 
OFFICIALS on Tuesday broke ground for a $50-million aviation training center, a joint venture between Cebu Pacific and CAE of Montreal, Canada, at the Clark Aviation Complex in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

The groundbreaking was attended by President Benigno Aquino lll, Transport Secretary Mar Roxas, Finance Secretary Cezar Purisima, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Technical Education and Sills Development Authority Secretary Joel Villanueva, and top Cebu Pacific officials John and Lance Gokongwei.

The joint venture will establish the Philippine Academy for Aviation Training Inc. in Clark, which is expected to train people to fill the increasing demand for pilots, cabin crew, dispatch and ground-handling staff.


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