Ho Chi Minh City, 5 July 2021 – The Airbus Vietnam Training Centre (AVTC) has received regulatory approvals by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the provision of A320 Type Rating courses.

AVTC owns two A320 Full Flight Simulators and two A320 Flight Training Devices, which are located at the Vietjet Aviation Academy (VJAA) in Ho Chi Minh City and are operated by Airbus and Vietjet. The facilities are currently used primarily by Vietjet for recurrent and instructor training. AVTC  has plans to install a third simulator to meet Vietjet’s increasing pilot training needs. 

Each A320 Type Rating course run will last over a six-week period and AVTC expects to train up to eight pilots each month.

“We are here to meet Vietjet’s pilot training needs. After being granted all the necessary regulatory approvals by both the CAAV and the EASA, AVTC is passing an important milestone. We are pleased to support Vietjet as it continues to invest in its future through the latest training services,” said William Tauzin, General Manager of AVTC.

“We congratulate AVTC on receiving these important regulatory approvals. VJAA is a comprehensive training facility to train pilots, cabin crew, engineers and aviation staff, for not only Vietjet but also our regional peers. Besides the simulators and flight training devices from Airbus, VJAA is also equipped with cabin simulators, emergency training facilities and Olympic-standard wave pools. Vietjet is glad to continue our close partnership with Airbus in further investing in the most modern and advanced training devices to meet the development demands of Vietjet and others in the future”

Luong The Phuc, Vietjet Vice President of Training

Housed within the Vietjet Training Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, the Airbus-managed AVTC was established in October 2018 under an agreement between Airbus and Vietjet. Airbus brings its processes, tools and expertise to provide state-of-the-art training devices as well as its internationally recognised course content. Besides A320 Type Rating training, AVTC also provides other flight training services, such as instructor courses.

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