Lion Group and Airbus have launched a flight training partnership, which will see the manufacturer manage training programmes for the Indonesian giant.
Under the deal, Airbus will manage and develop flight crew training, simulator operations and safety management systems at Lion’s Angkasa Training Centre in Jakarta.
The facility will also become an Airbus approved training organisation, the first such centre in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Courses managed by Airbus will begin next year and will also be available to third party customers, the manufacturer tells Flightglobal.
Lion says the partnership with the airframer will ensure that its flight training programmes are in accordance with Airbus and the European Aviation Safety Agency’s standards, and that the centre will also be certified by the European agency.
It adds that the centre now has six Airbus, Boeing and ATR simulators, and that the plan is to add another 20 simulators over “the next few years”.
Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer shows that Lion Air has 108 aircraft in service and a further 491 Airbus, Boeing and ATR aircraft on order.