25 APRIL 2016


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Article from BTNews 25 APRIL 2016

Airbus opens Asia centre

A new Airbus training centre for Asia, a joint venture between the planemaker and Singapore Airlines, opened in Singapore last week. 

The opening ceremony was hosted by Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier and SIA’s chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong.

The 9,250sq m Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) facility is the fourth of its kind after Toulouse, Miami and Beijing. 

It offers type rating and recurrent training courses for all in-production Airbus types and when fully operational will be Airbus’ largest flight crew training facility, with eight full-flight simulators – three A350 XWBs, one A380, two A330s and two A320s. 

The centre will also have six fixed-cockpit training devices and extensive classroom facilities, with the capacity to offer courses for more than 10,000 trainees a year.

AATC began operations a year ago and has been offering courses at temporary facilities at the SIA Training Centre near Changi Airport. Operations are gradually being transferred to the new centre, located at Seletar Aerospace Park. 

“Our investment in this joint venture is another example of our commitment at Airbus to bring our support services closer to our customers around the world, and especially in the key growth markets,” said Brégier.   www.airbus.com

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