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SIA and Airbus to open pilot school in Seletar

Published on Feb 13, 2014 8:38 AM
 
Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong (left), and Airbus president and chief executive Fabrice Bregier at the Singapore Airshow on 12 Feb 2014. Singapore Airlines is joining forces with plane manufacturer Airbus to set up a pilot school at Seletar Aerospace Park. -- BT PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN 

Singapore Airlines is joining forces with plane manufacturer Airbus to set up a pilot school at Seletar Aerospace Park as it seeks new ways to grow revenue.

The two companies want to tap the growing demand for cockpit crew, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, where carriers are adding aircraft at an unprecedented pace.

In a joint announcement at the Singapore Airshow yesterday, the partners revealed that the $80 million Airbus Asia Training Centre will be 55 per cent owned by the European plane maker and 45 per cent by SIA.

The centre will offer simulator training for operating the single- aisle and wide-body Airbus aircraft, including the A-320 and A-380 superjumbo.

 
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