Hong Kong Airlines will build a flight training centre at Hong Kong International airport (HKIA).

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) says the centre will occupy a gross floor area of around 22,900 square metres that will include a large safety training hall that can house one full-size mock aircraft cabin, as well as classrooms and trainings rooms.

Construction is expected to begin this year, with a target completion date of end-2017.

“Along with reinforcing Hong Kong’s status as a leading international and regional aviation centre, it has always been the AA’s policy to support the development of home-based carriers,” says Fred Lam chief executive of AAHK.

“Equipped with a flight training centre, Hong Kong Airlines is committed to nurturing aviation talents. We believe the facility helps motivate and inspire young people of Hong Kong to develop their careers in aviation,” adds Zhang Kui, president of Hong Kong Airlines.

Hong Kong Airline’s FTC will be HKIA’s third, after Cathay Pacific opened its own in 1997 and Dragonair in 2001.

Source: Cirium Dashboard