The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air announced this Tuesday that it would open a new training center near the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport by the end of 2018.
The new facility will feature two new state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulators, one Fixed Base Simulator as well as a brand new Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer and a Real Fire Fighting Trainer device, Wizz Air says in its press release.
– As the airline continues its strong growth across Europe with more than 20% year-on-year, and looks to triple its fleet in the upcoming decade, the new modern center will allow WIZZ to increase its training capacity to up to 100 crew members daily, growing to more than 250 in the future, while maintaining the highest standards – the company says.
As stated, the 3,800 square meter facility will include 14 training rooms, an office area, a large lobby and a common break room.
– By the end of 2018, we will have an international team of over 1,000 pilots and 2,000 cabin crew to be trained on a recurring basis. These numbers could triple in 10 years, as a result of Wizz Air’s expansion – said Diederik Pen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Wizz Air.