Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, officially inauguratedÂ Tuesday, August 31, its jet pilot training center in Changi Airport, in Singapore. The center where the service will be offered belongs to Alteon, a Boeing subsidiary that operates in training in the aerial sector. The information was disclosed in a company press statement.
The inauguration is part of the company's expansion plan in the region, which forecasts total investment of US$ 40 million. Embraer will have conditions to supply 300 pilots a year at the center and will have as its main training tool a complete flight simulator. Next year, the service capacity will be increased as Embraer also intends to offer operational training to stewards.
The training will be done on a simulator and also on ground. The simulator was designed to produce all kinds of flight situations and has a broad visual and interactive library of animated simulations of airports in the whole of Asia and the Pacific.
"Being able to offer local training to the crews is very important to us," stated the Embraer Asia and Pacific Marketing and Sales director for Commercial Aviation, Orlando José Ferreira Neto.
The operation will be run by the Embraer offices in Singapore. "Apart from housing our regional headquarters, Singapore is the ideal place as it is one of the main flight hubs and as it is close to important trade centers in the region," said Neto, in a statement published by Embraer.
Before the beginning of training in Singapore, the company clients in the region trained in Zurich, Switzerland. The center in Asia offers basic and advanced training.
Despite just having been officially inaugurated, the center has already trained pilots from Mandarin Airlines, a company that recently started operating with eight Embraer jets, around Taiwan.
In the near future, companies from Australia, India, China and Japan should also start using the Embraer training center. Embraer is the world leader in the production of commercial jets for up to 120 passengers and is headquartered in São José dos Campos, in the interior of São Paulo.
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