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Mon, 22 February 2021

Qantas to Expand Pilot Training Facilities in Australia

(22 Feb 2021) Qantas has unveiled plans to expand its pilot training facilities in Australia, moving flight simulators and training pilots in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The relocation has been triggered by the need for Qantas to move its current simulator centre from Mascot in Sydney to make way for a major roads project.

The relocation will see Qantas, with support from the Queensland Government, build a new flight training centre at Brisbane Airport. Construction is expected to begin in March, with the first pilots due to commence training there from November 2021.

The national carrier is also working with the NSW Government on plans for a Flight Training Centre in Sydney, with at least four simulators and other training equipment to be permanently based in Sydney from 2023.

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Qantas will also expand its existing Flight Training Centre in Melbourne to accommodate an additional four simulators and training equipment to ensure there is no disruption to training programs.

We have to move from our current flight training centre in Sydney by the end of the year to make way for a major road work near the airport. As we look to recover from the COVID crisis, this gave us the opportunity to rethink how we manage our whole flight training function and make sure its managed as efficiently as possible, said Qantas Group Executive, John Gissing. By having Flight Training Centres in all three eastern states where the majority of our crew reside, we can reduce costs by millions of dollars a year through training them in their home base. Wed like to thank the state governments for their support and unlocking the broader economic benefits that these training centres have.

Qantas will progressively relocate its simulators from its existing Sydney training centre throughout the year, as it prepares to vacate to make way for the NSW Governments Gateway road Project around Sydney Airport.

Qantas has unveiled plans to expand its pilot training facilities in Australia, moving flight simulators and training pilots in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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