Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), a pilot training provider for Asia, purchased eight additional Cessna 172S G1000 trainer aircraft that will be delivered by the end of 2018 to increase its fleet to 24 aircraft. The purchase is part of AAG’s expansion program to help meet its demand for pilot training, which also includes an $11-million investment into a new A320 Full Flight Simulator and the construction of two new training centers.

The A320 device will increase AAG’s fleet of simulators to six, which AAG says, is more than any pilot training provider in the country. It is expected to be ready for training (RFT) by 2019, and comes with full Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) capability and A320 New Engine Option (NEO) and Current Engine Option (CEO) capability.

The AAG Simulator Training Centre is first to be constructed and it will house four additional simulator bays. The second is the AAG International Training Centre for Aviation Training (AICAT) that will include a hangar to accommodate the new Cessna aircraft, offices, operations rooms, classrooms and dormitories.