Thai AirAsia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangkok Aviation Centre (BAC) to train up to 70 pilots annually.

In a statement, the carrier says the partnership is in line with its expansion plan to receive five new Airbus A320 aircraft each year.

Thai AirAsia adds that nearly 40% of its 450 pilots have since completed the BAC course.

“BAC makes sure to produce graduates that are disciplined and feature all the valued traits of a pilot by having them visit a variety of airports and aeronautical radio towers, requiring submission of a final project and logging at least 20 hours in an Airbus A320 Type VI Flight Simulator before graduation,” says Capt. Piya Tregalnon, chief executive of BAC.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows that Thai AirAsia has operates a fleet of 43 A320 aircraft. It also has two of the type on order, scheduled for delivery later this year.

Source: Cirium Dashboard