Airbus opening training center in Mexico

French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has opened the Airbus Mexico Training Center, where pilots will be provided with training and practice, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) and Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA).

At this center, 1,000 pilots will be trained per year, and this number could grow in the future. It has two full-motion flight simulators (with realistic movement and photorealistic scenery in HD) for A320s, as well as motionless AATD, for basic beginner training.

Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus in Latin America and the Caribbean, said that demand for skilled pilots in the region grows at an annual rate of 4.5%, meaning 44,000 new pilots will be needed over the coming 20 years. A quarter of them will be in Mexico. Also, our country will require 600 new aircraft over this period, which is practically double the size of the total current fleet.