The Hanoitimes - BAA Training, one of the biggest aviation training centers in North Europe, has confirmed its branch’s establishment in Vietnam.
The branch - BAA Training Vietnam, which is located in Ho Chi minh City, will be equiped with four full flight simulators and Ab Initio flight school by 2023.
As the construction of the training centre is underway, the first Airbus A320 full flight simulator is expected to be deployed by the end of 2018. Along with that, to increase the training centre’s capabilities, Airbus A320 NEO and Boeing 737 MAX full flight simulators are scheduled to completely built by 2020.
As forecasted by Boeing, the Asia-Pacific will require up to 253,000 new pilots until 2036. Looking at Southeast Asia alone, the aircraft numbers will grow from 1,410 in 2016 to 4,200 aircrafts by 2036, 77% of which will be made up of single aisle airplanes, mainly A320 and 737 family aircrafts. Therefore, to respond to the growing training needs in the region, BAA Training Vietnam is building a brand new training facility with a total investment fund of US$50 million in Ho Chi Minh City.
Also, BAA Training Vietnam aims to open an Ab Initio flight school within the next five year to serve the regional demand of high-quality pilots.
BAA Training is an aviation training centre specialized in delivering individual and flexible solutions to companies worldwide. Last year, over 750 pilots flew nearly 25,000 hours in more than 85 full flight simulators at over 30 locations in Europe, North and South Americas, Africa, and Asia.