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Wizz spends €38m on Rome training centre

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photo_camera Simulators will be installed at new facility by end of 2024

Wizz Air will open its second training centre in 2024, which will be located in Rome. The 2,500 square meter facility will be within walking distance from the T1 of Rome Fiumicino Airport,  and it will be equipped with three full-flight simulators. The total investment into the market exceeds 38 million euros.

Training rooms will take up 1290 square meters on two floors, while nearly 600 square meters will be devoted to the simulator hall with three modern full flight Airbus A320-family simulators. Each simulator can accommodate up to 135 pilots per month.

The facility is set to open in part during May 2024, while the simulators will be installed until the end of the year.

This is the second training centre for Wizz Air. The first one was opened five years ago in Budapest, and is equipped with three CAE 7000X series full-flight Airbus A320 family simulators, one fixed simulator and a cabin emergency procedure training tool. The facility allows Wizz Air to provide initial training for up to 300 cadet pilots simultaneously as well as train 1,500 flight attendants per year. In five years since its opening, cadets and experienced pilots who take part in recurrent training have completed a total of more than 83,000 flight hours, roughly nine and a half years of flying on three simulators.

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Robert Carey, Wizz Air’s President, commented: “Investing in our greatest asset – our employees – we proudly announce the launch of our new training centre in Rome. This marks Wizz Air’s continued commitment to the highest standards of safety and continuous training with state-of-the-art equipment. At the same time, through this investment we continue to provide local direct job opportunities, building on our current team of 1000 WIZZ employees in Italy.”

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