Posted on: 17 March 2014 by Mark Howells
Airbus and Lion Group are to partner on a Training Centre Services Agreement to develop flight training programmes for Lion Group carriers in accordance with Airbus and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.
Airbus will be providing all syllabuses, training documentation, tools and the courseware necessary for training courses for Airbus aircraft to be conducted at Lion Group’s Angkasa Aviation Academy.
Airbus has also agreed to have personnel stationed at Angkasa Aviation Academy’s simulator training centre in Jakarta. The centre already has simulators for existing aircraft types operated by Lion Group, with four A320 simulators on order, the first being scheduled for delivery later in March.
“The decision to partner with Airbus for provision of flight training services, demonstrates that Lion Group and Angkasa Aviation Academy are investing heavily in training and are continuing to bring to Indonesia internationally recognised training courses,” declared Rusdi Kirana, president director of Lion Group, Angkasa Aviation Academy’s parent company. “We believe that having these flight training courses in Indonesia demonstrates Airbus’s commitment to this region.”
“This new co-operation with Airbus on flight training will enhance Indonesia’s training capabilities and will complement our current activities. It will offer the newest flight simulator technology in conjunction with the industry’s most experienced instructors,” Kirana added.
Lion Group placed its first order with Airbus in March 2013 when it ordered 234 A320 family aircraft. The Group is due to receive its first aircraft in the third quarter of this year for operation by its full service unit Batik Air.