Al­pha Avi­a­tion en­hances Clark op­er­a­tions with new A320 sim­u­la­tor

Manila Bulletin - - Luzon News - By MAR T SUPNAD

CLARK FREEPORT, Pam­panga – Al­pha Avi­a­tion Group (Philip­pines), Inc. (AAG), one of the coun­try’s premier fly­ing schools, is pur­su­ing an­other ma­jor in­vest­ment through the ac­qui­si­tion of a brand-new Air­bus A320 full flight sim­u­la­tor (FFS) and ex­pan­sion of its sim­u­la­tor train­ing cen­ter.

“The twin projects are in line with AAG’s con­tin­u­ing com­mit­ment to pro­vide world-class train­ing so­lu­tions to its part­ners,” Cristo­pher Mag­dan­gal, AAG Re­gional Direc­tor for Asia- Pa­cific said.

“This is again part of our ad­vo­cacy to help pro­pel the Philip­pines into be- com­ing the re­gion’s premier avi­a­tion train­ing hub,” added Mag­dan­gal.

The projects will be un­der­taken through a US$9-mil­lion fi­nanc­ing agree­ment with Bank of the Philip­pine Is­lands (BPI) and BPI Cen­tury Tokyo Lease and Fi­nance Cor­po­ra­tion that will bridge the ac­qui­si­tion of the A320 FFS and the US$1-mil­lion sim­u­la­tor train­ing cen­ter ex­pan­sion.

BPI Cen­tury Tokyo Lease and Fi­nance Cor­po­ra­tion has also pre­vi­ously funded AAG’s ac­qui­si­tion of six Cessna 172S G1000 ba­sic flight trainer air­craft and one A320 In­te­grated Pro­ce­dure Trainer (IPT).

The new flight sim­u­la­tor is ex­pected to be ready for train­ing (RFT) by 2019.

It will have full Up­set Pre­ven­tion and Re­cov­ery Train­ing (UPRT) ca­pa­bil­ity and A320 New En­gine Op­tion (NEO) and Cur­rent En­gine Op­tion (CEO).

This new FFS will bring AAG’s cur­rent fleet of flight sim­u­la­tion train­ing de­vices (FSTD) to a to­tal of six, the largest in the coun­try.

AAG cur­rently op­er­ates one Al­sim Flight Nav­i­ga­tion Pro­ce­dure Trainer (FNPT) II, one Aerosim A320 Ba­sic In­stru­ment Train­ing De­vice (BITD)/ In­te­grated Pro­ce­dure Trainer (IPT), one MPS A320 Fixed Base Sim­u­la­tor (FBS), one CAE A320 Full Flight Sim­u­la­tor (FFS) EASA Cer­ti­fied Level D, and one CAE A330/340 Full Flight Sim­u­la­tor (FFS) EASA Cer­ti­fied Level D.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.