Joint venture partners Ansett Aviation Training and Apex Flight Academy are pleased to announce the signing of a long-term training agreement with Tigerair Taiwan. This agreement will see Tigerair Taiwan conducting all of it simulator training requirements at Ansett and Apex’s new training facility near Taoyuan International Airport.

Tigerair Taiwan will be the official launch customer for the new facility that has the capacity to house up to 6 full flight simulators plus additional fixed-base simulators and will be ready for operation by the end of 2015.

Under the long-term contractual agreement, Ansett/Apex will provide a Level-D Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator for the training of all of Tigerair Taiwan’s pilots. The JV between Ansett and Apex, brings together the expertise and training standards of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest independent simulator operator Ansett and Apex, Taiwan’s pre-eminent flight academy. In providing world class training capability and capacity to Taiwan, Ansett/Apex are looking forward to supporting and assisting in Tigerair Taiwan’s ambitious growth plans.

This marks a major milestone for the Taiwan aviation industry as the first Taiwanese Low Cost Carrier partners with the largest independent training service provider for flight simulator training.

In addition to the simulator training, Tigerair Taiwan has also entered an agreement to commission Apex Flight Academy for the ab initio training for her future cadets. Further, Tigerair Taiwan will recognise CPL licensed graduates from Apex Flight Academy and would offer positions, subject to needs, to suitable graduands. This will be a first in North Asia, where an independent flight training organization, working closely with an airline will provide an end-to-end solution (i.e. from traditional commercial pilot training to fix base / full motion simulator for assessment, type rating, recurrent and command training). About Ansett Aviation Training

Ansett Aviation Training, based in Melbourne, Australia, provides training for aviation personnel from all over the world. We offer a complete suite of training solutions to provide pilots with initial aircraft endorsement training and recurrent training programs that are flexible to create specific solutions for an airline’s needs. The broad range of simulators places Ansett in a unique position to offer the highest standard in training services from small turbo-prop aircraft to jet aircraft operated by major airlines.

Ansett Aviation Training operates from a world class, state-of-the-art training facility in Australia incorporating briefing rooms, classrooms, computer-based training devices and cabin crew training equipment all of which are certified by the regulator and utilised in accordance with the latest aviation training practices and methodologies.

Ansett is one of the world's leading independent providers of aviation training services that has continued to build on its world leading reputation, now firmly establishing itself as the largest aviation training centre in the southern hemisphere with the broadest fleet in the world. More information is available at

About APEX

Apex Flight Academy, based in Taipei, Taiwan, and its flight training base Taitung (Fong Nien) Airport, Taiwan, has created a world class training facility that encompasses modern classroom, briefing room, weather station, dormitory, cafeteria, and utilizing state of the art single and twin engine aircraft equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics, along with a Level 5 flight simulator to solidify the overall quality of flight training serving the Taiwanese and the Asian Market. Apex Flight Academy is the first and only Taiwan CAA 141 certified flight training organization in Taiwan, its unique curriculum offers an extensive actual flight and simulator based program that would enable today’s cadet to better prepared for the future airline career. More information is available at

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Ansett Aviation Training

Ansett is the world's leading independent provider of Aviation Training services with a renowned reputation for service excellence and commitment to delivering the highest quality training experience. Ansett has grown to own and operate four Training centres globally, whilst partnering with other training facilities to operate Ansett Simulators in additional locations and covering the broadest fleet of Simulator types in the world.