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|The new pilot trainning centre will be launched in Ho Chi Minh City|
According to Boeing’s projections, the Asia-Pacific will require up to 253,000 new pilots until 2036. Looking at Southeast Asia alone, the aircraft numbers will grow from 1,410 in 2016 to 4,200 aircrafts by 2036, 77 per cent of which will be made up of single aisle airplanes, mainly A320 and 737 family aircrafts. To respond to the growing training needs in the region, BAA Training Vietnam is building a brand new training facility with a total investment capital of $50 million in Ho Chi Minh City.
As the construction of the training centre is underway, the first Airbus A320 full flight simulator is set to be deployed by the end of 2018. To continue the development and increase the training centre’s capabilities, Airbus A320 NEO and Boeing 737 MAX full flight simulators are planned to be assembled by 2020.
In addition, BAA Training Vietnam aims to open an Ab Initio flight school in the next five years in order to provide the region with complex pilot training solutions.
“By establishing BAA Training Vietnam we aim to share an exceptional know-how built through years of experience of BAA Training operations as well as securing the region with transparent and high-standard aviation training for both corporate and private clients,” commented Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training.
BAA Training is an aviation training centre oriented towards delivering individual and flexible solutions to companies worldwide. Over 750 pilots flew close to 25,000 hours in more than 85 full flight simulators at over 30 locations in Europe, North and South Americas, Africa, and Asia in 2017.