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Monday, December 3, 2012

CAE, Cebu Pacific Air Open Training Center in Philippines

CAE and Philippines’ national carrier Cebu Pacific Air have inaugurated their new aviation training center in the Clark Freeport Zone, near Manila.

The Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT) is part of a joint venture between the two companies, and will be initially dedicated to providing training for Airbus A319/320/321 series pilot type-rating. The academy will provide “wet” instructor-led type-rating training to current and new-hire pilots at Cebu Pacific.

CAE said the academy currently has one A320 full-flight simulator, and has enough room to accommodate for two additional full-flight simulators with the capacity to train about 2,500 pilots each year.

"This is the first CAE aviation training center in the Philippines, and we are very proud of this joint venture. It will be essential in meeting the training requirements not only of our growing number of aviation professionals at Cebu Pacific Air, but also of other aircraft operators in the region,” said Lance Gokongwel, president and CEO at Cebu Pacific Air.

The airline is scheduled to take delivery of a total of 50 new Airbus planes through 2021. 

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