Philippines Bags Airbus Facility

Puts Up Training Facility Hub For Asia Pacific Region

6 January 2015

France-based Aircraft manufacturer Airbus S.A.S. is setting up a Training Facility in the Philippines for the Asia Pacific Region, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced over the weekend.

CAAP Director-General William Hotchkiss III said the aircraft builder is making the Philippines its hub for the Asia Pacific region where it will put up training facility for flight, cabin, structure and maintenance of all Airbus built aircraft.

"The setting of training center is seen as a major initiative supporting the CAAP’s current efforts to support the type rating training of the growing aviation industry," Hotchkiss said.

The facility will be Airbus sixth training center in the world. The aircraft manufacturer has its training centers in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg, Beijing, and Bangalore.

According to Airbus SAS representative Thierry Martin, Airbus is building a training Center in Manila that will initially house a brand new Airbus A330/A340 and two A320 full flight simulators.

The facility is slated for completion this year.

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