Construction of a new Wizz Air training center has begun
Wizz Air, one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced it will open a new training center by the end of 2018.
The center will have two full-fledged Full Flight simulators, a fixed one (Fixed Base Simulator), as well as a passenger cabin for simulating real emergencies and fire prevention (Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer & Real Fire Fighting Trainer) .
A new Wizz Air training center
As the airline continues to grow strongly in Europe by more than 20% per year and will triple its fleet in the coming years, the new center will allow WIZZ to increase the training capacity to 100 of daily crew members, and will grow to more than 250 in the future, while maintaining the highest standards.
Located five minutes from Budapest's Liszt Ferenc International Airport, the new aviation training center will be the largest in the region and one of the most advanced in Central and Eastern Europe.
It is built efficiently and environmentally, being equipped with the latest technologies available on the market. In addition to the three simulators and training cabin, the 3.800 square meters will include 14 classrooms, an office area, a large lobby and a seating area.
The center can be expanded with additional simulators or more training rooms, giving the company flexibility and room for future growth.
Diederik Pen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Wizz Air, says: “By the end of the year 2018, we will have an international team consisting of more than 1.000 pilots and 2.000 cabin crew members who will be trained on a regular basis. These numbers could triple in the next 10 years, as a result of Wizz Air's expansion. The new space will improve our training and recruitment capabilities and will strengthen our commitment to the highest standards of training in the market, while supporting the rapid growth of our company. ”
The two Full Flight Airbus A320 simulators will be delivered by CAE, one of the world leaders in aviation training solutions for civil aviation, which will ensure operations and maintenance of training devices for the next 10 years.