Philippines Aircraft Maintenance Service Provider Partners with Pilot Simulator Training Center

01st Sep 2022

Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) is now a proud training solutions provider of Aviation Partnership Philippines (APlus), the country’s second biggest line maintenance services provider (based on volume of flights handled) for both narrow and wide-body aircraft.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the way we think and do things. The value of simulation training has become more pronounced not only in pilot training but also in aircraft maintenance and we have strategically positioned ourselves to support the growing demand,” states Mr. Cristopher Magdangal, AAG Regional Director for Asia-Pacific.

What used to be done on an actual aircraft, APlus is now capable of delivering engine ground run-up, emergency procedures, and refresher training using AAG’s fixed base simulator (FBS) or full flight simulators (FFS) on FBS mode.

“This innovative training approach significantly lowers operating cost and reduces personnel and equipment downtime,” explains Mr. Magdangal.

“We strongly believe this is a move in the right direction as APlus continues to recognize ‘the value of optimizing the ground time and providing time-sensitive solutions to its airline customers, and we are here to support APlus’ training requirements,” Mr. Magdangal adds.

As the collaboration continues to grow, AAG is pleased to share what our valued partners from APlus have to say:

“I’m happy to use AAG’s world-class equipment and facilities. They are of international standards. AAG not only provided us with a good experience but also a good aircraft simulator capable of meeting the regulatory requirements for our engine ground run. Thank you and more power AAG,” said Dick Botardo, Head of Training.

“It’s a great experience here in Alpha Aviation Group. We performed EGR training to simulate emergency procedures during an engine ground run which is a requirement to our everyday work and yeah, it’s a nice experience. Thank you,” said Lino Jubilan Jr, OIC Supervisor Light Maintenance.

“We are here at Alpha Aviation Group to perform our refresher course on engine ground run. Here at Alpha, we experienced new things which we did not encounter during our actual ground run. We are very much thankful because those new things that we have learned were able to meet our expectations. Thank you very much, Alpha Aviation Group,” said Jose Ocon, Master Mechanic A.

“I’m here now at Alpha Aviation Group and it’s my first time to use the simulator. The first thing I noticed was the simulator is very accurate in replicating emergency situations. We can perform emergency procedures accurately…a crucial requirement for our qualification as certifying staff in our company. So, it gave me the best experience. I’m looking forward to doing another simulation. Thank you,” said Jerry Notorio, Master Mechanic A.

Source: Alpha Aviation Group Philippines Press Release

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