Alpha Aviation Group Aims at Making Pilot Training More Accessible

Alpha Aviation Group aims at offering simulator pilot training for commercial airlines. It’s a leader in the airline industry due to its high level of innovation, especially in engaging the digital simulator-driven training approach to train commercial pilots. Bhanu Choudhrie, the founder, notes that the airline industry has undergone rapid changes. However, the pandemic leads to more rapid change than usual.

Bhanu Choudhrie launched it in 2008, seeking a more affordable way to provide pilot training for budget airlines. These airlines do not have the financial resources to carry out comprehensive training programs, so they will need to outsource their training. AAG is the first industry regulators approved training provider that uses Multi-Pilot Licensing (MPL), which uses traditional training, thus reducing the time required for in-flight training from 230 to 70 hours. The reduced flight time enables AAG to meet the pilot needs for budget airlines as they increase the size of their fleet. Increased program speed also means that pilots can train in two years instead of the five years required for traditional programs.

The MPL approach is a much safer training method for new pilots. Unlike the traditional programs that start the basic procedures in small planes before moving to larger ones, the AAG approach provides pilots with exposure to the passenger jets they start on in the early training stages. This approach is recommended because planes are becoming more technologically advanced.

The condensed MPL program forced Alpha Aviation Group to spend heavily on flight simulators. This was a smart move for Bhanu Choudhrie because they had already brought more developments. Currently, they have 11 simulators offering training in the Philippines, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates. Bhanu Choudhrie believes that the airline industry will undergo many long-term changes Post COVID-19. He hopes to develop changes to make pilot training accessible in the most remote areas. AAG is working with various government regulators to address any issues during and after the crisis.

Bhanu Choudhrie’s: Twitter.