European airline Wizz Air has opened its new 3,800m² aviation training centre in Budapest, Hungary, which involved an investment of €30m.

Developed by real estate company WING, the integrated centre is equipped with two Airbus A320 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators.

It will also feature TFC’s cabin emergency evacuation trainer and Flame Aviation’s V9000 Commander next-generation fire trainer.

Wizz Air CEO József Váradi said: “This new facility, which hosts Wizz Air’s pilot academy, as well as recurrent training of our current crew, brings a new era in crew training and ensures that Wizz Air is ready to become an airline of 300 aircraft and ten thousand crew members carrying a hundred million passengers per year.”

“It is a privilege to be here today and to celebrate the grand opening of the Wizz Air new state-of-the-art training centre in Budapest.”

The training equipment suite at the facility will be operated and maintained by CAE as part of a ten-year agreement with Wizz Air.

The centre can accommodate up to 300 trainees a day across Wizz Air’s network and host classroom training, as well as flight and cabin simulation exercises.

It also hosts the Wizz Air Pilot Academy that was launched in September in Hungary.

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CAE president and CEO Marc Parent said: “It is a privilege to be here today and to celebrate the grand opening of the Wizz Air new state-of-the-art training centre in Budapest.

“We have a long history with Wizz Air as their training partner and we are excited to expand our relationship with them by providing training centre operation services and two new Airbus A320 full-flight simulators.”