Bhanu Choudhrie Demonstrates AAG’s Commitment To Commercial Aviation With $11 Million Flight Simulator Investment
If you visit the campus of Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) in the Philippines, you’ll find that the flight school lacks very little. There is an experienced faculty of aviation instructors and state of the art facilities. However, the addition of a new $11 million flight simulator has put the school on the next level.
Since Bhanu Choudhrie founded AAG 13 years ago, the school has graduated 900 new pilots from 40 different countries. Today, Mr. Choudhrie is just as committed to making AAG a world-class flight school. That is the reason why AAG was enthusiastic about acquiring its new A320 flight simulator.
Although the school welcomes students from around the world, AAG’s focus is on the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Bhanu Choudhrie has built strong relationships with several of the regional airlines, such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and VietJet. AAG has trained many of the aviators now flying in the region.
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Commercial air traffic in the Asia-Pacific region is booming. This means that AAG’s partner airlines will be needing a lot more airplanes and pilots shortly. According to Boeing, the pilot shortage could be as big as 645,000 aviators unless the industry is proactive.
As Bhanu Choudhrie sees it, the solution is to encourage more women to consider a career in aviation. Although females make up only 3% of all commercial aviators, at AAG they are 20% of the pilot cadet corps.
Adding classrooms and instructors is relatively easy. Even purchasing new equipment is manageable. However, it is all useless without an adequate supply of strong candidates. The inclusion of more women in the pilots’ profession is the only way to meet the growing demand. There simply are not enough men to keep pace with the demands of the industry according to Bhanu Choudhrie.
As air traffic in Asia is forecast to grow to 3.9 billion passengers annually, Mr. Choudhrie is committed to an ambitious expansion plan at AAG. Adding flight simulators is only part of his vision. The goal is an exceptional flight training facility. An institution capable of supplying competent pilots to the commercial aviation industry for years to come.
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