Cebu Pacific Air and CAE have inaugurated their new aviation training center in the Clark Freeport Zone, northwest of the national capital of Manila. The joint venture, known as the Philippine Academy for Aviation Training, Inc. (PAAT), will initially cater to Airbus A319/320/321 series pilot type-rating training requirements and will provide "wet" instructor-led type-rating training to CEB's current and new-hire pilots, and to other aircraft operators of the region.
The training center has one Airbus A320 full flight simulator, a second A320 simulator scheduled for delivery in 2013, and can accommodate two additional simulators. The facility will have the capacity to train more than 2,500 pilots annually, as well as other aviation professionals. It will offer initial, recurrent, conversion and jet indoctrination training to Airbus operators, and training for other aviation personnel such as cabin crew, dispatch, ground handling personnel and cadets is planned for the future.