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CAAP, AAG unveil aviation training, exam facility in Clark


By Mar T. Supnad

Clark Freeport — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), in partnership with Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) re-inaugurated  on Monday the first CAAP offsite examination facility inside this Freeport.

CAAP granted accreditation to AAG to be the host of the facility which is considered as the first offsite examination center, in response to the growing demand for pilot training and flight training schools across the country.

The offsite testing center can accommodate 30 individuals daily.

The testing center can handle renewal of license for pilots, and would be pilots, including the licensure and renewal of license for cabin crew members.

The aviation facility has a fully furnished and fully equipped air-conditioned testing room capable of housing an initial 10 work/examination stations linked to the CAAP main office server and monitoring systems.

According to AAG Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Christopher Magdangal, the facility is their contribution to initiatives to make the country a premiere aviation hub.

“This partnership with CAAP is AAG’s humble contribution to our collective aim of making the Philippines as the region’s premier aviation training hub,” Magdangal said.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by AAG’s founder and Executive Director Bhanu Choudrie, officials from Clark Development Corporation (CDC), and CAAP Deputy Director for Administration Gen. Ricardo Banayat.

AAG is a well-established provider of aviation training solutions offering a wide portfolio of services specializing in cadet assessment, selection, type ratings, and ab-initio training programs tailored to clients’ operational needs.

The aviation firm in Clark is also European Aviation Safety Agency-approved Level D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator and Airbus A320 Fixed Base Simulator in the Philippines and region, capable of providing world-class pilot training.

Every year, AAG trains hundreds of new pilots for airline partners.

Currently, AAG is training more than 500 pilots.

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