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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