Vingroup have adopted Symbiotics’ ADAPT assessment software to assess and select pilots for its courses at its new Vietnamese training centres.

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Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate, recently partnered with CAE to set up the VinAviation High-tech Human Resources Training School and Vinpearl Air Flight Training Centre.

"Vinpearl Air selected ADAPT because we know many airlines in the world, as well as our training partner CAE, use this tool from Symbiotics for professional pilot screening," said Mr Pham Duy Long, Acting CEO of VinAviation School.

"The ADAPT reports will help us to know more about our students and we will use this to brief them and their parents about their capability to become professional pilots."

The company plans to train 400 aviation personnel a year, comprising of Pilots and Flight Technicians. Successful applicants will train at leading flight training institutes in America and Australia and also undergo training at the VinAviation High-tech Human Resources Training School for 26 months.

Vingroup students will graduate with CAAV (Vietnamese safety certification), FAA (U.S. certification) or EASA (EU certification) credentials and will have the opportunity to continue their studies at a university specialised in aviation management.

Vietnam is experiencing a boom in it’s aviation industry, increasing the need for qualified commercial pilots. The current worldwide pilot shortage means providing more locally trained pilots. Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam show that Vietnam will need for another 1,320 commercial pilots by 2020.