Chengdu Airlines and Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation have established a training centre for airlines that need to train personnel to operate Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) ARJ21 regional jets.

The new facility – Chengdu Airlines Southwest Training Centre – recently held its opening ceremony at the Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation, the college says in a statement, adding that the facility is more than 1,500m2.

The training centre includes an ARJ21 static cabin simulator, exit simulator, fire-fighting simulator and water training grounds; allowing ARJ21 cabin crew, safety officers and pilots to undergo emergency drills and training exercises, it says.

Comac owns Chengdu Airlines which is the largest operator of ARJ21s.

Chengdu Airlines party committee and deputy general manager, Zhou Yong, says that because the number of ARJ21 operators has grown, the airline decided to establish a separate training centre for ARJ21 in collaboration with the civil aviation college.

Picture Source: Sichuan Southwest Vocational College of Civil Aviation

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