Airbus' Alabama Aviation Training Center. (Photo: www.madeinalabama.com)
has signed on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow an agreement to provide flight and maintenance training services to Vietjet Aviation JSC (Vietjet Air
) in Ho Chi Minh City
, the European aircraft manufacturer said.
This is the first training agreement by Airbus to take place in Vietnam.
Under the agreement, VietJet Air’s flight training center will host an Airbus A320 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) to conduct flight crew training for its A320 family fleet.
The agreement also provides maintenance training services via the Airbus training media and courseware including its trainers and teaching techniques.
These programs will be delivered within the Airbus Competence Training (ACT) classroom concept, whilst bringing Airbus and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)’s standards to the VietJet Air training organization.
The center will focus on training pilots, engineers, mechanics, flight dispatchers and flight trainers.
Airbus chose Aerospace Engineering Services JSC (AESC) as its partner to manufacture plane parts for the regional market, local media reported in January.
Vietjet Air is one of the largest clients of Airbus. The airline in June 2016 placed an order worth $682 million to purchase six additional Airbus A321 jets at the International Paris Air Show in France.
This purchase followed Vietjet Air’s $9.1 billion purchase-and-rent transactions with Airbus for 100 aircraft, which were signed in February 2014.