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Taiwan budget carrier, local flight academy team up to train pilots

Taiwan budget carrier, local flight academy team up to train pilots

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Thursday it is partnering with APEX Flight Academy to obtain training of its current pilots and a supply of flight crew in the future. The academy's training base at Taitung (Fong Nien) Airport in eastern Taiwan includes a flight simulator, a weather station, and single and twin engine aircraft equipped with the latest avionics. Under the partnership, pilots currently employed with Tigerair Taiwan will obtain training at the flight academy, and other graduates will be given priority whenever the airline is recruiting flight crew. The arrangement will help nurture local talent and prevent over-reliance on foreign pilots, the airline said. At the moment, almost all of Taiwanese airline pilots are trained in the United States or Australia.
(By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-24 22:51 GMT+08:00