Alpha Aviation Group champions skills development in aviation industry
(Manila, Philippines, October 08, 2012)—Leading aviation training provider Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) is supporting the development of world-class airline pilots in the country to respond to global demand, according to AAG executives. A report from Boeing said that the demand for pilots will skyrocket in the next 20 years, with 465,000 new pilots needed to sustain the industry. The greatest demand will come from the Asia-Pacific region, where almost 185,600 new pilots will be required.
With continuous growth in air traffic of low cost carriers (LCCs), prospects for pilots and technical professionals look bright. AAG recently signed an agreement with Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAIR) in a bid to provide training to the airline’s pilots. “Filipino pilots have competitive advantage in the global aviation industry. This is why we are focused on the development of highly trained and certified pilots,” said Nigel Harris, general manager of AAG Philippines.
“This partnership will help SEAIR meet the demands for safer travel requirements for local and international passengers. To keep pace with industry growth, we are currently expanding our aircraft fleet and working to equalize the supply and demand of pilots in our company,” said SEAIR chief executive officer Patrick Tan.
AAG Philippines is one of three academies under UK-based Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), which delivers specialist training solutions to the international commercial aviation community. AAG Philippines is also an Approved Training Organization (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for the Airbus A320. It operates and maintains an A320 Level D full flight simulator at its training center in Clark, Pampanga.
“Pilots will find the flexible use of AAG’s training devices, instruction material, and examination tools optimally aligned to their needs,” Harris said. “AAG will continue to champion talent development in the face of demand in the aviation industry.”
About Alpha Aviation Group
Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) Philippines is one of the three academies of Alpha Aviation Group, a global group of companies providing specialist training solutions to the international commercial aviation community. With a focus on innovation, AAG is the world leader in Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) training. An Approved Training Organization (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for the Airbus A320, AAG Philippines is the leading training academy in the Philippines capable of providing a comprehensive suite of airline-standard training programs.