Hong Kong Airlines has opened a Training Academy on Chek Lap Kok island in Hong Kong.
The 11-storey HKA Training Academy features 24 training classrooms, 12 aircraft simulator bays, an 8-metre-high multi-function training hall and a 25-metre-long swimming pool, which are used for evacuation, safety and service trainings for various aircraft types.
“HKA Training Academy is not only a result of Hong Kong Airlines’ ambitious effort to nurture future aviation talents but also a formal approach to aviation safety supporting Hong Kong’s thriving aviation industry. We want to fulfill our vision to offer one of the most advanced aviation training programmes for aircrew and will do our part to help elevate Hong Kong aviation standards to world class levels,” said Hong Kong Airlines Chairman, Mr Hou Wei.
The HKA Training Academy has CAE 7000XR Series full-motion flight training simulators qualified by Civil Aviation Department (CAD) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for A330 and A350 aircraft.
These essential training devices are capable of reproducing an environment which replicates the aircraft itself and airports. The simulators host the latest technology in visual simulation and has a worldwide database of airports including Hong Kong, Narita, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Beijing to name but a few.
The Combined Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) with smoke chamber function is equipped with different functions to prepare the crew for their readiness of handling normal and emergency situation.
“HKA Training Academy – our newest asset – will define Hong Kong Airlines’ successful transition into our next chapter of development. We believe that the combination of HKATA and the professionalism of our staff will provide resources and solutions to the local aviation community. Hong Kong Airlines remains committed to nurturing local talents who aspire to join the aviation industry and will continue with our efforts to promote Hong Kong as one of the world’s greatest aviation hubs,” added Mr Hou.
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Source: Breaking Travel News