Wizz Air has welcomed the opening of its new, 3,800-square metre state-of-the-art training centre in Budapest, Hungary.
The brand-new training centre, which was developed by Wing, the leading Hungarian real estate company, is one of Europe’s most advanced aviation training centres equipped with two Airbus A320 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators.
As part of a ten-year agreement, CAE is also providing training centre operation services to Wizz Air by operating and maintaining the training equipment suite for the airline at the new facility.
The training centre will also have a cutting-edge Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer by TFC as well as a V9000 Commander Next-Generation Fire Trainer by Flame Aviation.
It is an integrated centre where all pilots and cabin crew training can be carried out.
Accommodating up to 300 trainees per day at full capacity – coming from all over Wizz Air’s network – the region’s newest training centre will host classroom trainings as well as flight and cabin simulation exercises.
Initial and recurrent ground trainings and type ratings are also part of the training offering.
The new Training Centre hosts the Wizz Air Pilot Academy, launched in September in Hungary, which offers young and ambitious individuals with no or little flying experience the unique opportunity to obtain a Commercial Pilot’s License and experience working as a pilot at Wizz Air.
The opening of the new Wizz Air Training Centre represents an investment of over €30 million, as well as an investment in world class talent.
Aspiring pilots and cabin crew members are now able to fulfil their dreams at this ultra-modern complex, conveniently located in the heart of Central Europe, Budapest.
With potential to add a third simulator, Wizz Air is gearing up for unprecedented growth as it progresses towards its goal of operating 300 aircraft.
József Váradi, chief executive, Wizz Air, said: “Wizz Air prides itself on an outstanding safety culture and we are excited to open this brand-new state-of-the art training centre here in Budapest, which marks an important milestone in the airline’s history.
“This new facility which hosts Wizz Air’s pilot academy as well as recurrent trainings of our current crew, brings a new era in crew training and ensures that Wizz Air is ready to become an airline of three hundred aircraft and ten thousand crew members carrying a hundred million passengers per year.
“We are delighted to bring world class talent from all over the Wizz network to Hungary and to train the crew members of the future at this modern all-in-one training centre.”