Alpha Aviation Group announces further investment with Airbus A330/340 Full Flight Simulator

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 15, 2016 14:24

Alpha Aviation Group announces further investment with Airbus A330/340 Full Flight Simulator

Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), which provides aviation training solutions for the global airline industry, has made further investment into its Filipino pilot training platform with the purchase of a state of the art Airbus A330 Full Flight Simulator with Airbus A340 functionality.

The announcement of this investment comes just weeks after AAG announced they have also invested in a state of the art Airbus A320 Fixed Based Simulator, from simulator manufacturer Multi Pilot Simulation.

Based at the Alpha Aviation Group facility in Clark, Philippines, the Airbus A330/340 Full Flight Simulator will be the first wide body simulator in the Philippines, and the latest simulator with Airbus A340 functionality built globally.

Delivered by CAE Commercial Flight Training, the simulator will simulate all the functions found on board a real Airbus A330 aircraft and has the flexibility to change to Airbus A340 layout when required by an airline

The multi-million dollar investment into the simulator was made to support the wide body segment, lower the cost of training of domestic and regional airline pilots and support the Philippines’ economic growth.

The acquisition of the simulator comes at a time of tremendous growth within the South-east Asian airline industry, with demand for commercial pilots far outstripping supply. Boeing has recently forecast that 617,000 more commercial pilots will be needed globally by 2034, with 248,000 (40%) required across Southeast Asia. The south-east Asia’s wide body fleet grew by more than 30% in 2015 and Alpha Aviation Group is committed to supporting this airline growth with training and training infrastructure.

Alpha Aviation Group’s Regional Director Cristopher Magdangal said: “The acquisition of a new Airbus A330 Full Flight Simulator signifies AAG’s promise to extend its airline service offering to include the wide body segment. The A340 functionality will make this device unique in the region in the next decade, enhances the position of the Philippines becoming a global aviation training hub and positions AAG as a training center of excellence.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 15, 2016 14:24