Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) has purchased an additional four Cessna 172 aircraft to tackle demand for growth in commercial pilot training.
The purchase of the four Cessna 172 aircraft from the US brings AAG’s Cessna fleet up to 24 aircraft, following unprecedented demand for a place on the company’s pilot training programmes.
Christopher Magdangal, regional director of Asia-Pacific for AAG, said: “Maintaining the youngest, safest, most advanced, highly-efficient core flying trainer aircraft fleet in the country is becoming more and more challenging, but we are committed not only to sustain but also expand the fleet so we can continue delivering world-class quality training.”
AAG plans to further expand its fleet of trainer aircraft to 35 over the next two years, including the acquisition of more C172 and possibly a brand new C172 (G1000).
Each year AAG train hundreds of new pilots for its airline partners and the company is currently training more than 300 pilots. More than 800 graduates are now flying with leading regional airlines including VietJet, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia Philippines, and some others.