Pan Am Flight Training Center Opens in Bangkok to Address Rising Pilot Demand

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 6, 2014
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A Pan Am flight simulator
A Pan Am flight simulator. Photo: Pan Am

[Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Pan Am International Flight Training Center, together with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Nok Air and Assumption University have announced the opening of a new flight training center located on Assumption’s Suvarnabhumi Campus in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Pan Am International Flight Training Center – Thailand will serve the training needs of individuals, airlines and countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and will help meet the increasing demand for qualified pilots there, which Boeing predicts will lead demand for new airline personnel over the next 20 years with a projected 216,000 new commercial airline pilots required.

The training center is taking immediate booking on the Airbus A320 Level-D full-motion flight simulator, and will be installing a Boeing 737-NG Level-D simulator in the first quarter of 2015, soon followed by two additional full-motion simulators in 2016. The center also houses classrooms, conference rooms, briefing rooms and an Airbus A320 Multi-Functional Training Device (MFTD) for systems and procedural protocol training.

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