Wizz Air opening new training centre

European carrier Wizz Air has announced that it is opening its second training centre in 2024. The new facility, valued at €38m, is to open in Rome, next to Fiumicino Airport, housing three full-flight simulators for recurrent training of over 4800 Wizz Air pilots yearly.

Classrooms and briefing rooms will take up 1290 square meters on two floors, while nearly 600 square meters will be devoted to the simulator hall with three modern full flight Airbus A320 family simulators. Wizz Air says each simulator can accommodate up to 135 pilots per month, ensuring recurrent training for more than 4800 pilots per year.

The reconstruction has already began, with facility set to open for ground school in May 2024, while the simulators will be installed by the end of the year.

This is Wizz Air’s second training centre. The first one was unveiled five years ago in Budapest, equipped with three CAE 7000X series full-flight Airbus A320 family simulators, one fixed simulator and a cabin emergency procedure training tool.

The facility allows Wizz Air to provide initial training for up to 300 cadet pilots simultaneously as well as train 1,500 flight attendants per year. In the five years since its opening, cadets and pilots who take part in recurrent training have completed a total of more than 83,000 flight hours, the airline confirmed.

Robert Carey, Wizz Air’s President, commented: “Investing in our greatest asset – our employees – we proudly announce the launch of our new training centre in Rome. This marks Wizz Air’s continued commitment to the highest standards of safety and continuous training with state-of-the-art equipment.

At the same time, through this investment we continue to provide local direct job opportunities, building on our current team of 1,000 Wizz employees in Italy.”

Image accredited to Wizz Air 

Author: FTN Editor

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