|Artist rendering of Airbus Singapore training center. Photo: Airbus|
[Avionics Today 04-29-2015] Construction on Airbus’ new Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore is now underway. Due to open in the first quarter of 2016, the new facility will offer type rating and recurrent training courses for all in-production Airbus types. AATC is a joint venture between Airbus (55 percent) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) (45 percent), incorporated in the Republic of Singapore.
The 9,250-square-meter facility will be the fourth Airbus flight-training center in its global network, joining those in Toulouse, Miami and Beijing. When fully operational, the Singapore center will feature eight Full Flight Simulators (FFS), including four A350 XWBs, one A380, one A330, and two A320s. The center will also offer classroom facilities and training courses necessary as the aviation industry in the South East Asian region continues to grow.