CDC signs lease agreement with CEB for aviation training center in Clark

January 12, 2012 11:48 pm 

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Jan. 12 – The Cebu Pacific Air, together with the CAE of Canada, world leader in aviation training, is set to establish an aviation training center for airlines in the Asia Pacific region inside this Freeport.

Clark Development Corporation president and CEO Felipe Antonio B. Remollo and Cebu Pacific Air president and CEO Lance Gokongwei have recently signed the lease agreement for the establishment of the $ 50-million joint venture investment.

The aviation center, which is scheduled to start operations on the third quarter this year here, will also be responsible for type-rating training of its pilots.

Gokongwei said the establishment of the aviation center would also help make Asia Pacific’s vibrant aviation industry more appealing in the face of growing competition for well-trained aviation professionals.

“By partnering with CAE, CEB once again underscores its commitment to enhance the Philippines’ tourism and aviation potentials by producing world-class pilots and crew,” Gokongwei earlier said.

Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group president of Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services, in a statement said, “the new training center will be a world-class, one-stop training center for CEB and a hub for training services for other airlines.”

The state-of-the-art training center will be developed in consultation with CAE’s training facilities design team. It will initially be equipped with two Airbus A320 FFSs with capability to expand by two additional simulators.

The aviation academy is expected to provide training for other aviation personnel in the future, such as cabin crew, dispatch, ground handling personnel and cadets. (PNA)

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