A peek inside the A320 Simulator
Alpha Aviation Group (“AAG”), a leading provider of aviation training solutions for the global airline industry, continues its investments into one of its platforms AAG Philippines 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 Base Simulator acquired from simulator manufacturer Multi Pilot Simulation.
The multi-million dollar MPS advanced A320 Fixed Base Simulator, the first to be operated in the southeast 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 southeast 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 investing into the region for the past couple of years with the most recent opening being the Airbus Training Center in Singapore. The trend is the airline industry has been to choose established and experienced players 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.
Alpha Aviation Group is inviting regional airlines to attend the official simulator launch event in November. This will allow airlines to examine the first of these devices in the southeast Asian region. Interested parties please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Aviation Group’s Regional Director Cristopher Magdangal: “The acquisition of a new MPS Fixed Base Device is a manifestation of Alpha Aviation Group’s firm commitment to deliver quality training to its customers.”
MPS’ CEO and founder Dick Verburg: “We are extremely happy to partner with Alpha Aviation Group. MPS believes to be able to contribute to Alpha Aviation’s efforts to train new pilots to the highest quality level. This cost-effective yet high-quality device from MPS ensures the highest levels of training and is an important step in the development of MPS activities in Asia.”
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