Pi­lot train­ing cen­ter to open by year-end

The China Post - - BUSINESS - BY SUN HSIN- HSUAN

Flight Academy (

) was re­cently joined by Aus­tralian Ansett Avi­a­tion Train­ing to es­tab­lish a world- class pi­lot train­ing cen­ter in Tai­wan, the in­au­gu­ra­tion of which is sched­uled for the end of 2015, ac­cord­ing to APEX.

APEX

“Tai­wan has a long-term vi­sion to train a pi­lot work­force from its cit­i­zens, less­en­ing the re­liance on for­eign na­tion­als. It’s a key com­po­nent of se­cur­ing the avi­a­tion fu­ture of Tai­wan and es­tab­lish­ing Tai­wan as a cen­ter of pi­lot train­ing ex­cel­lence in Asia,” said David Garside, CEO of Ansett Avi­a­tion Train­ing.

APEX Flight Academy CEO Wil­son Kao ( ) said that the es­tab­lish­ing of this train­ing cen­ter is APEX’s re­sponse to the ex­ist­ing needs and rapid growth of Tai­wan’s low- cost air­lines. More­over, Kao added that this part­ner­ship will be a pi­o­neer­ing cen­ter in Asia, of­fer­ing a com­plete pack­age of flight train­ing to stu­dent pi­lots and ex­pe­ri­enced air­line cap­tains alike.

The train­ing cen­ter will be lo­cated in the vicin­ity of Taipei. The pi­lot train­ing fa­cil­ity will house an A320 Full- flight Sim­u­la­tor, Fixed-base Sim­u­la­tor, Cabin Crew Trainer and first-class sup­port­ing in­fra­struc­ture, ac­cord­ing to APEX.

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