THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, in partnership with Alpha Aviation Group (AAG), has inaugurated its first off-site examination facility inside Clark Freeport.

CAAP granted accreditation to AAG to be the host of the facility.

The establishment of the off-site examination center is in response to the growing need for pilot training and flight training schools across the country.

The off-site testing center can accommodate 30 individuals daily. It caters to the renewal of license for pilots, and would be pilots, including the licensure and renewal of license for cabin crew.

The aviation facility has a fully-furnished and fully-equipped air-conditioned testing room capable of housing an initial 10 work/examination stations linked to the CAAP main office server and monitoring systems.

Christopher Magdangal, AAG regional director for Asia-Pacific, said the launching of the facility is their way of contributing to their vision of developing the country into a premiere aviation hub.

“This partnership with CAAP is AAG’s humble contribution to our collective aim of making the Philippines as the region’s premier aviation training hub,” Magdangal said.

The inauguration was attended by AAG’s founder and executive director Bhanu Choudrie, CAAP deputy director for administration Gen. Ricardo Banayat, and officials of Clark Development Corporation.

AAG is a provider of aviation training solutions offering a wide portfolio of services specializing in cadet assessment, selection, type ratings, and ab-initio training programs tailored to clients’ operational needs.

The aviation firm in Clark is also European Aviation Safety Agency approved Level D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator and Airbus A320 Fixed Base Simulator in the Philippines and region, making us uniquely equipped to provide world-class pilot training from zero hours to fully qualified First Officer.

Every year, AAG trains hundreds of new pilots for airline partners.

Currently, AAG is training more than 500 pilots. Its graduates are flying with regional airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia Philippines, VietJet Air, among others.