Today Airbus celebrates the opening of the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore. It is a joint venture owned by Airbus (55%) and Singapore Airlines (45%).
The new facility in Singapore will be Airbus’s fourth in the world, after Toulouse, Miami and Beijing. It offers training for all Airbus models currently in production and offers 8 flight simulators.
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said “We are extremely pleased to inaugurate, in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the latest addition to our global training network. The new centre combines the expertise of our two companies to offer the highest standards of training for the growing flight crew population in the Asia-Pacific region. Our investment in this joint venture is another example of our commitment at Airbus to bring our support services closer to our customers around the world, and especially in the key growth markets.”
Seventeen airlines from Asia and the Pacific have already signed up to use the services of AATC. These courses will be the exact same to those Airbus offer now in their facilities in Beijing, Toulouse and Miami as well as additional third-party training facilities which Airbus have signed contracts with.