Bamboo Airways to Commence Aviation Training Institute in July 2019
29th June 2019 - 2:54
The construction of Bamboo Airways Aviation Training Institute for on-site specialized labor training is the overall plan that Bamboo Airways chooses to ensure taking the initiative in human resources.
In an interview, Mr. Dang Tat Thang – Bamboo Airways Permanent Vice President said that Bamboo Airways Training Institute would be commenced in July 2019 in the planning area of the Human Resources Research and Training Center of Core Zone of Nhon Hoi Ecotourism Urban Area.
Previously, The People’s Committee of Binh Dinh Province issued Decision No. 2072/QD-UBND, officially approved the investment policy for the Bamboo Airways Aviation Training Institute of Bamboo Airways on June 19th 2019.
Training according to international standards
Bamboo Airways Aviation Training Institute has a scale of 10 hectares, with the total investment of nearly VND700 billion (about USD30.4 million) for the establishment and development phase. It is expected that after going into operation in QI/ 2022, the Institute will train nearly 3,500 students per year, focusing on professional skills such as Pilot, Flight Attendant, Aviation Technology, Ground Operations and basic training functions.
Bamboo Airways Aviation Training Institute will cooperate with FLC University to undertake specialized training such as Transport management, International aviation operation, Airport and flight operation management, Marketing management and Air advertising.
Besides, the Institute will cooperate and coordinate with New Zealand Aviation Academy – one of the prestigious institutes of the country having leading education in Australia with extremely developed air travel transport – to train pilots according to international standards.
“On-site training is the overall plan that Bamboo Airways chooses to ensure taking the initiative in human resources.” said Ms. Ho Thi Thu Trang – Human Resource Director of Bamboo Airways and Deputy Director of Bamboo Airways Training Center.
“After being put into operation, the Institute will contribute to increasing the localization rate of industry personnel, reducing dependence on foreign partners, improving industry competitiveness as well as ensuring sustainable growth of Vietnam’s aviation industry.” she emphasized.
Operating Boeing 787 Dreamliner in QIV/2019
The establishment of Bamboo Airways Aviation Training Institute is a specific activity in the process of consolidating human resources to serve Bamboo Airways’ plan to expand the network and fleet in 2019.
Accordingly, Bamboo Airways plans to exploit 37-40 domestic and international routes this year. Particularly in April 2019, Bamboo Airways has put into operation three routes to Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The Airline also launched the General Agent in Korea in May 2019, and the next will be the General Agent in Japan in July 2019. This is considered as a premise for the process of building an international agent system, serving commercial activities of regular routes connecting Vietnam with countries in Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia in particular and Asia, Europe, etc. in general.
Simultaneously, the Airline is accelerating the process of completing its fleet according to the orientation of standardization, expectedly reaching more than 30 in total number by 2020, including Airbus A321neo and Boeing 787 Dreamliner models.
Also according to Mr. Dang Tat Thang, the assembly and completing stages of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner are being carried out by Boeing in accordance with the road map, the first wide-body airliners are expected to be handed over to Bamboo Airways in QIV/ 2020.
“This is a new wide-body airliner line with modern technology, optimal performance and stable operation, which is ideal for medium and long-range flights of the Airline in the coming time.”, said the Permanent Vice President.
At first, to serve its operation, Bamboo Airways is leasing airliners from its partners, preparing to put Boeing 787–9 into operation in QIV/2019.
According to Mr. Dang Tat Thang, Bamboo Airways has carried out nearly 10,000 absolutely safe flights after 6 months of operation, the average load factor is 90% and the OTP rate is approximately 95%. According to new statistics published by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, Bamboo Airways is currently the most punctual airline in the first 5 months of 2019 in Vietnam.
Welcoming the peak summer tourist season, Bamboo Airways has increased the number of flights to appealing tourist spots such as routes from Hanoi to Quy Nhon, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and opened new routes Ho Chi Minh – Hai Phong, Hai Phong – Quy Nhon and Hai Phong – Nha Trang.
In 2019, the Airline aims to increase the frequency of operations to 100 flights per day and serve 5 million passengers.