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On May 31, 2014, Alpha Aviation Group Philippines held a Graduation Ceremony for their Batch 6, 7 and 8 Alpha Airline Pilot Program cadets. The event took place at AAG’s Academy in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

General Manager, Nigel Harris welcomed the graduates with an opening speech, with an inspirational talk also coming from Captain Antonio Toral, the academies Head of Training. AAG wish to express our thanks to the events’ main speaker, Hon. Cathryne Jonne T. Licudine-Dalen, Assistant Secretary for Internal Management and the Chief Planning Officer of the Presidential Communications Office.

During the graduation ceremony, course completion certificates were given to 7 cadets – Martin Eulalio V. Diaz, Mark John U. Galicia, Paolo Luis T. Sulit, Juan Angelo D. Miranda, Justin Brian F. Ignacio, Jasper Rae G. Cordova and Mark Louie D. Asilo.

Cadets were also recognized for their outstanding performances in different fields. The Ground School awarded Galicia, Miranda and Cordova for being the Best in Academics in their respective batches while the Flight School awardees were Miranda for Best in General Handling and Ignacio for Best in Instrument Rating.

Over 150 guests, family, friends and cadets attended the ceremony to share in the success of our graduates. AAG would like to extend their congratulations to the graduates and wish them all the success in their future professional pilot careers.

This is to advise the public that SAI Smart4Aviation PVT Limited and/or Mr. Sanjiv Kapoor are no longer connected or affiliated with Alpha Aviation Group (Philippines) Inc. or any of its principal or affiliates. The public is warned that the said persons are no longer authorized to represent the Alpha Aviation Group in any manner. Any business transactions concerning them will not be honored by the company.

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As of 29 November 2013 Alpha Aviation Group Philippines is now recruiting trainee cadets for potential employment with a major international airline.

The airline’s preference is towards cadets who complete the Alpha First Officer Preparation program. Interested candidates are advised to contact AAGP to complete a pilot assessment as soon as possible. The airline is keen to take around thirty graduates a year from AAGP. For more details, please contact Cadet Recruitment at Clark.

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Alpha Aviation are holding an Information Seminar about the MPL Programme which is offered in partnership with Air Arabia.

The seminar takes place at Apha’s UK HQ at Alpha House in Gatwick and will be open to anyone interested in working as a First Officer based in the UAE.

To register for your free places click here.

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Alpha Aviation Group will be hosting two seminars in India, where we will talk about our Multi-Crew Pilot Licence programme in partnership with Air Arabia.

Never has there been a better time to become an airline pilot! 

The programme will take you from zero flying experience to being a full time airline pilot in as little as 18 months! You will then, go on to fly 1,500 hours with Air Arabia on the popular Airbus A320, and upon completion will be offered a position as a First Officer.

You can also convert this licence to a full ATPL, should you choose to do so!

The details are below:

Sunday 18th August 2013

  • Sheraton Hotel, Bangalore
  • Times to be confirmed

Sunday 8th September 2013

  • The Grand, Delhi
  • Times to be confirmed

To book a FREE place for you and your sponsors register on-line now by clicking HERE! or call us at +44 (0) 1293 652 949

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Mihin Lanka takes Alpha’s guiding hand in the assessment of cadet pilots for its growing Airbus fleet. Mihin Lanka, a subsidiary of the Sri Lankan national carrier expects to employ a significant number of pilots from the batch undergoing assessment in Colombo this week. Alpha’s comprehensive assessment process, which employs the Symbiotics’ ADAPT tool, offers a thorough, balanced evaluation of prospective pilot candidates for the world’s airlines and is expected to be rolled out globally in the coming months.

Eight fresh and ambitious students commenced Airbus 320 type training today at AAGPh’s Clark academy. These current flyers from SEAir in the Philippines come from a range of turboprop aircraft within the airline’s fleet and are now stepping up to the jet fleet. The placement of this group is a further testament to the faith shown by the airlines of the country in AAG and its experienced team.

SEAir is expanding its fleet through the lease of further Airbus 320 aircraft to add to its current fleet of two.

Global aviation training services provider Alpha Aviation Group Philippines (AAG Ph) will aggressively expand its operations in the Philippines, announced Kunal Sharma, Chief Operating Officer of AAG. Sharma said the company, which currently operates and maintains an Airbus A320 Simulator at its Philippine-based four-bay simulator facility, is banking on the projected sustained growth of the local commercial aviation industry. The sector is currently driven by stiff competition among an expanding field of budget airlines, and an equally bullish regional market.

“I’m pleased to announce that we have invested in the state-of-the-art Airbus A320 Level D Full Flight Simulator,” Sharma said today. “This is a multimillion US-dollar investment that demonstrates our commitment to the Philippines, Philippine aviation, and training Filipinos for high-paying, professionally fulfilling jobs,” Sharma said. The new flight simulator will provide AAG Ph the capability to deliver 6,000 hours of training annually, roughly enough to prepare 300 new pilots for certification.

Launched in 2006, AAG Ph is currently the world’s largest provider of Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) pilots. AAG Ph is one of three academies under the Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), a UK based provider of specialist training solutions to the international commercial aviation community. AAG Ph is also an Approved Training Organization (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for the Airbus A320.

“AAG Ph graduates have established successful careers in the aviation industry. The training we provide is based on international standards, which prepares cadets to work anywhere in the globe,” said Capt. Andrew McKechnie, Chief Training Officer of AAG.

AAG Ph provides highly disciplined operating efficiencies to ensure “on-time and on-schedule” delivery of training services both to pilots and airlines, according to, AAG Director of Operations Andy McIntosh.  “AAG Ph has been in the Philippines for just five years. During that period, we have dramatically expanded the courses that
we offer as well as our training fleet and facilities,” McIntosh said.

Sharma said Maybank is providing the financing for the acquisition of the state-of-the-art simulator. “Maybank believes in our vision for the Philippines as an emerging center of Asian aviation, especially in the training of the region’s pilots,” Sharma explained.  “The secrets to our success in the Philippines are the abundance of local talent and the
competence, ambition and growth of players in the industry. Those are the principal reasons for our decision to expand here.”

As an independent training services provider, AAG Ph counts most airline companies in the Philippines among its clients. About 80 percent of the training it provides is for Filipinos employed by local airlines Airphil Express, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air and SEAir. International clients include Air Arabia and Jet Airways.

A full flight simulator (FFS) for an Airbus 320 designed, manufactured and installed by Mechtronix Systems Inc. at Sharjah, UAE for use to train pilots of Air Arabia has successfully achieved UK CAA Level D  qualification.

The FFS X™ A320 becomes the sixth Airbus 320 simulator to be  deployed since Mechtronix entered the Airbus simulation segment in 2008. The simulator features next-generation simulation components and includes an  electric motion base, LCoS projectors and makes maximum use of OEM software for  simulated displays and avionics.

Source: CATs News

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