A new pilot training centre has received certification in Vietnam, while an existing training centre in the Philippines has seen an expansion.
BAA Training Vietnam has received Approved Training Organization status from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam for its first Airbus A320 simulator.
“We are thrilled to officially start operations at BAA Training Vietnam,” says BAA Training chief executive Egle Vaitkeviciute.
“In 2018 we have started with the establishment of the company and today, using 20 years of experience in the field, we are ready to provide market with high quality aviation training preparing pilots to handle ready for unforeseen and unexpected situations.”
The 3,000sqm centre is located 18km from Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International airport. It is designed to operate four full flight simulators. A second A320 simulator will be added by the end of 2019. The company estimates that it will be able to provide 400 pilots with a type rating annually, and provide 1,000 pilots with recurrent training.
Separately, Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) has opened a new $11 million expansion of its simulator training centre in the Philippines. Its new centre will have four additional simulator bays.
“The acquisition of the A320 simulator means the number of simulators operated by AAG rises to six – the most of any pilot training provider in the country,” says the company.
“Fully ready for training, the A320 sim comes with full Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) capability, and with both A320 New Engine Option (NEO) and Current Engine Option (CEO) capability.