18 Oct 2016 – Located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park, the Airbus Asia Training Centre offers pilot type rating and recurrent training courses for all in-production Airbus jetliner types. It will have the capacity to offer courses for more than 10,000 trainees annually, becoming Airbus’ largest flight crew training facility when fully operational in 2019.
This joint venture, owned 55 per cent by Airbus and 45 per cent by Singapore Airlines, is housed in a 9,250-square metre facility and developed with a US$100 million investment in building and simulators. Its initial instructor base is drawn from the resources of Airbus and Singapore Airlines, with the facility’s employees growing to 50 instructors and 20 support staff by 2019.
At full capability, the centre will operate eight full-flight simulators for the A350 XWB, A380, A330 and A320. Two more simulator bays are available for potential future development.
On the other hand, Airbus Services Asia Pacific (ASAP) manages Airbus customer support and customer services activities for operators in Singapore and Asia-Pacific. Today, some 160 engineers and support staff are employed by ASAP in Singapore. Among the services managed by ASAP are increasingly popular Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Tailored Support Package (TSP), which enable airlines to contract all fleet maintenance and technical management support to Airbus specialists.
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