Alteon Training is building a $100 million, 7,000m2 (75,500ft2) regional training centre near Singapore Changi International airport. The Boeing subsidiary says it will have the capability to train more than 6,000 pilot and flight attendant students each year.

The three-storey training facility, Alteon’s largest in the Asia-Pacific region, will house seven full-flight simulator bays. The initial plans are for the installation of six full-flight simulators, including one Boeing 777-200/200ER/200LR/300/300ER; one Boeing 747-400; one Airbus A320; one Boeing 737-300 Classic; one Boeing Next Generation 737; and one Fokker 100.

A suite of Airbus A320 safety emergency procedures will also be installed, plus a cabin emergency evacuation trainer and other advanced-technology devices, such as flat-panel trainers.

Workstations with computer-based training will also allow students to proceed at their own pace.

At a recent ceremony to signify the start of the building work, Lim Hwee Hua, Singapore’s minister of state for finance and transport, said: “Alteon’s decision to set up its regional training centre here, coupled with its experience and leadership in the field, will strengthen Singapore’s reputation as a key aviation hub and attract more aerospace-related investments to Singapore.”

Alteon president Pat Gaines says: “We recognise the high-growth potential of the region and at the same time increased demand for pilots and operations crew required to operate and maintain the new aircraft ordered by many airlines in the region.”

Source: Flight Daily News