Bamboo Airways Was Officially Granted ATO Certificate from Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam
13th August 2019 - 4:22
With this certificate, Bamboo Airways will step by step take the initiative in training specialized human resources for aviation exploitation, ensuring resources to successfully implement the plan to increase the number of aircraft and expand its domestic and international flight network in the near future.
New step in human resource training
On August 13, Bamboo Airways Training Center was officially granted the ATO (Approved Training Organization) certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
This important certificate allows Bamboo Airways and the Training Center to take the initiative in training specialized human resources for aviation exploitation, including training Flight attendants and Technical Staff. This is a prominent basis to further expand the training program for pilots and ground services, step by step ensuring human resources to successfully implement business goals after increasing the number of aircraft, expanding domestic and international flight network in the near future.
After receiving the ATO certificate, Bamboo Airways Training Center will continue to expand its training capacity, investing more facilities, training additional teaching staff, building programs, curriculums, procedures, and improving training quality.
“In addition to the mission of completing training plans to develop a high-quality workforce for Bamboo Airways, Bamboo Airways Training Center expects to provide high-quality training courses by cooperating with domestic and foreign training partners in exchanging teaching staff, improving facilities and training capacity,” said Ho Thi Thu Trang, Deputy Director of the Training Center.
Important Certificate of Training
ATO is the Certificate of Approved Training Organization permitted following Part 9 of Aviation safety regulation. In order to be approved for ATO, the Training Center has complied with 5 steps in accordance with the regulations, proactively overcoming the deficiencies in the evaluation, inspection and absolutely complying with the requirements of the CAAV.
For pilot training, the Training Center is considering investing and developing programs and teaching staff according to the training organization of level 2 (flight training on simulators), and it will build training organization of level 1 (practical flight training) when completing the project of constructing the Aviation Academy in Quy Nhon.
Moreover, Bamboo Airways Aviation Academy also offers training courses on aviation staff, diversifying training courses to meet the requirements of exploitation and management of Bamboo Airways’ managers and staff.
Regarding personnel training, earlier, at the end of July 2019, Bamboo Airways commenced the construction of Aviation Academy in Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh), which is a key strategic project of Bamboo Airways to promote the sustainable development of human and material resources.
Located in the planning area of the Human Resources Research and Training Center of Nhon Hoi Eco-tourism Urban Zone, the Aviation Academy covers 10 hectares. The Academy is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2019 for Phase 1, and the whole project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
It is expected that after going into operation, the Academy will train nearly 3,500 students/year, focusing on professional skills such as pilots, flight attendants, aircraft engineering, ground operations and other other basic training functions.
With Bamboo Airways Aviation Academy, the Airline expects to 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.
In addition to self-training, the Airline is also accelerating the process of strategic cooperation with partners to provide international pilots resources to consolidate the personnel apparatus, getting ready for expansion plans.
Currently, the Airline has more than 300 pilots and nearly 80% of them come from abroad. An aircraft needs an average number of 11-14 pilots to operate stably (depending on the type of narrow body or wide body). Thus, with a total of 300, nearly 200 pilots of Bamboo Airways are in exceed, ready for more aircraft to be added in the coming time.
It is expected that by the end of 2023, Bamboo Airways fleet will develop to 30 aircraft including narrow-body aircraft Airbus A321 and wide-body aircraft Boeing B787.