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AAG in the Philipinnes orders A320 FTD

The Airbus A320 Fixed Base Simulator

Alpha Aviation Group is continuing its investment into its Philippine platform with the purchase of a state-of-the-art Airbus A320 Fixed Base Simulator, acquired from simulator manufacturer Multi Pilot Simulations.

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 the 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 Southeast Asia.

Industry players have been investing in the region for the past couple of years with the most recent opening being the Airbus Training Center in Singapore. 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’s Regional Director Cristopher Magdangal said: “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 said: “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.”

Additional info: First in the Philippines fixed base device
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