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Global Operator of Pilot Training Center’s Ansett Aviation Training to Provide Airbus with Access to A320 Training Infrastructure

Mark Delany, Chief Executive Officer of Ansett Aviation Training with Fabrice Hamel, Head of Flight Operations and Training at Airbus, Laurent Negre, VP Customer Services Africa and Middle East at Airbus, Captain Aws Al Qemlas, GM Airbus Training Middle East and Fatima-Zahra Khyati, Africa & Middle East Buyer-General Procurement at Airbus


Australia headquartered global operator of pilot simulator training centres since the mid 1980s, Ansett Aviation Training (AAT), has announced that it has signed an agreement with Airbus Africa and Middle East FZE to support Airbus with its pilot training activities through access to Ansett Aviation Training’s brand-new Airbus A320 full flight simulator being installed in its Dubai, United Arab Emirates training centre.

Ansett Aviation Training launched the new Middle East training centre at the end of 2023 to further expand its global training centre footprint which already includes pilot training centres in Australia, Italy and Taiwan. The strategic location of the Dubai training centre, located a few minutes’ drive from Al Maktoum International Airport, provides Airbus and airlines with training infrastructure that is easily accessible from all parts of the globe and already operates a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified ATR72-600 full flight simulator.

Mark Delany, Ansett Aviation Training Group CEO shared his passion for supporting an industry leader such as Airbus “It is a pleasure to support Airbus with its pilot training activities through access to our training infrastructure. Ansett Aviation Training always strives to deliver the highest standards to our customers and associating ourselves with Airbus was a logical move as we are both companies that put quality first. We look forward to supporting Airbus with any requirement it might have in terms of pilot training infrastructure,”.

“We have a strong commitment to the development of our Dubai Training Center operation including making any necessary investments into expanding our pilot training infrastructure as required by our clients. The United Arab Emirates is continuously enhancing its position as a global pilot training destination and provides the growing number of Airbus operators in the region with superb connectivity and access” stated Mr Delany regarding the growing pilot training requirement in the Middle East and surrounding area with Ansett Aviation Training’s intention to expand to meet this demand.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with ANSETT, providing our Airbus A320 operators in the region with access to best in class training facilities. This collaboration ensures smooth and seamless pilot training operations, benefiting our entire regional aviation network”, said Laurent Negre, Vice President Customer Services, Africa & Middle East.

Ansett Aviation Training Dubai’s new Airbus A320 full flight simulator will be installed over the next few months and be ready for training in the third quarter of 2024.


About Ansett Aviation Training

Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) is a global pilot training solution provider operating and housing over 28 full flight simulators across 6 different training centres. Its headquarters are located at Tullamarine International Airport in Melbourne, Australia with two additional training centres in Australia, two international ones in Milan, Italy and Taipei, Taiwan as well as the Middle East Training Center located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.