Cebu Air to put up Pilot School at Clark, Philippines

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Cebu Air Inc. (CEI) has signed an agreement with the Clark Development Corp. (CDC) for the establishment of a world-class, $50-million pilot school or pilot training academy to train pilots in the Asia-Pacific region.

The 9,147-square-meter aviation academy would be developed in partnership with Canadian Aviation Inc. (CAE), a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The groundbreaking ceremony will be on January 24, with President Aquino as the special guest.

The training facility will be equipped with the most modern flight-training equipment and will initially have two simulators that will serve Cebu Pacific and offer training services for other airlines.

It is estimated that the Asia region would need at least 72,000 pilots in the next 20 years.

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