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Cebu Pacific hiring for 200 positions; ZestAir taps AAG for pilot training

August 23, 2012 4:54pm

Cebu Pacific (Cebu Air Inc.) announced yesterday that it is hiring for 200 positions that have opened up for pilots, cabin crew, and technical and non-technical support crew in time for the delivery of two brand-new Airbus A320 this year and seven more aircraft next year.

The planes will be added to the airline's current line-up of 10 Airbus A319, 21 Airbus A320 and eight ATR-72 500 aircraft.

“With our expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region, CEB remains committed to providing high-paying jobs, a fun work environment and unlimited travel benefits to even more people,” said Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog

In its 16th year of operations, CEB has flown over 65 million passengers to 32 domestic and 19 international destinations.

Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 21 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the third quarter of 2013, with the arrival of four Airbus A330s in the 2013 - 2014 period.

Another local airline, Zest Airways Inc., has tapped global aviation training services provider Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) Philippines to train its pilots.

ZestAir and AAG have signed an agreement for a long-term training partnership. ZestAir's pilots will beging their Airbus A320 training in September.  

ZestAir chief executive adviser Brian Hogan said the signing of the agreement is in line with the scheduled delivery of its new fleet of airline in the coming months.

“With AAG, we have the perfect training partner, right on our doorstep in the Philippines, to deliver an innovative training program of the highest international and safety standards,” Hogan said.

AAG chief operating officer Kunal Sharma said in a statement that the close and long-term collaboration promises substantial advantages not only to both organizations but also to the aviation industry.

“We give our customers a competitive edge by creating and implementing tailored training solutions, enabling them to focus on what really matters, keeping pilots and planes flying revenue flights,” he said.

AAG Philippines operates and maintains an A320 Level D full flight simulator at its training center in Clark, Pampanga. — BM, GMA News
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