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Leading aviation training provider Alpha Aviation Group continues SE Asia infrastructure investment with A320 Fixed Based Simulator.
Alpha Aviation Group (“AAG”), a leading provider of aviation training solutions for the global airline industry, continues its investments into its Filipino platform by investing in its advanced training infrastructure.
AAG Philippines has taken delivery and will commence training on a state of the art Airbus A320 Fixed Based Simulator acquired from simulator manufacturer Multi Pilot Simulation.
The multi-million dollar MPS advanced A320 Fixed Based Simulator, the first to be operated in the south-east Asian region, simulates all the functions found onboard a real A320 aircraft, and will offer leading regional airlines an alternative solution to existing training infrastructure.
In recent years the A320 has become aircraft of choice for many regional carriers, including AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. The A320 simulator, which will be fully operational and in use from November onwards, will serve as an invaluable training tool for Alpha Aviation Group Philippines’ 240 cadets and airline partners.
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 the South-East Asia region.
Industry players have been increasingly investing into the region in recent years, with the most recent opening being the Airbus Training Center in Singapore. The trend in the airline industry has been to choose established and experienced players as training partners, and Alpha Aviation Group is well positioned to assist the regional airlines in their aggressive expansion plans. The latest investment is a commitment from AAG to continue supporting the regional airline industry.