Hong Kong Airlines opens crew training academy near city airport
HONG KONG Airlines' HKA Training Academy (HKATA) has been officially opened on the airport island of Chek Lap Kok to provide advanced training services to aircrew and aviation elites
HONG KONG Airlines' HKA Training Academy (HKATA) has been officially opened on the airport island of Chek Lap Kok to provide advanced training services to aircrew and aviation elites.
'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 fulfil 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 airline chairman Hou Wei.
The 11-storey HKA training academy is equipped with 24 training classrooms, 12 aircraft simulator bays, an eight-metre-high multi-function training hall and a 25-metre-long swimming pool, which are used for evacuation, safety and service training for various aircraft types. It is the third facility of its kind on the city's airport island, which combines advanced technology with a specially designed training programme, the company said in a statement.
The state-of-the-art training facilities include CAE 7000XR series full-motion flight training simulators for Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft that have been approved by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CC).