AVION Group has appointed Edwin Huisman as the new Managing Director and Accountable Manager of AVION Training. In his new role, Huisman will be responsible for all training facilities at Maastricht-Aachen Airport in The Netherlands, Dalaman Airport in Turkey and new soon-to-be-opened training facilities in Malta.

Huisman, former CFO of AVION Training’s parent company, AVION Group BV, intends to develop a modular combination of classical and individual computer-based MPL- and ATPL-study strategies in close cooperation with airlines to transform the role of the trainer from lecturer to coach.

This airline and crew-focused training has already led to the delivery of number of MPL- and ATPL- students by AVION Training to in the past few years, using aircraft, trainers and other airline resources as basic training assets.

“Apart from these new computer-based study strategies, other advantages of the trainings we offer are based on our international view on pilot training,” Huisman explained. “With training facilities all over Europe, AVION Training has the opportunity to train pilots in all possible weather conditions and Air Traffic Control structures. We let young pilots get acquainted with different airline cultures in close cooperation with different carriers. This international airline focus, in combination with our competence based training from ab initio to line orientated flight training, has led to giant savings for the airlines.”

AVION Training is currently the only EASA Flight Academy accredited by Boeing as part of the new Global Network of Boeing Training Providers. This Boeing Pilot Development Program is a fully integrated solution that takes cadet pilots through initial screening, English training, ab initio (basic classroom and flight instruction), jet bridge and type rating training with certified Boeing Training Providers and at Boeing training campuses around the world.