AirAsia and the Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) launches the Asian Aviation Academy with a joint venture of RM200 million.
The academy will train pilots, cabin crew, maintenance workers and ground personnel for airlines in the Asean region.
Estimated that some 12,000 pilots are expected to be trained every year, with a gradual increase for each passing year.
Pilot training programmes will commence on the 1st July 2011, while non-pilot training programmes will be available on the 1st October 2011.
Six CAE-built full-flight stimulators will be available at the academy including four for the Airbus A320 and one each for the A330/340 and Boeing 737 Classic