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Pedro Sors, President and CEO of Avenger Flight Group, and Andres Restrepo, Senior Vice President of Operations and Customers, attended EATS 2022, Europe’s largest aviation expo.
They presented AFG’s revolutionary vision for pilot training from around the world. From simulator installation to maintenance and customer relationships, we ensure that all the needs from the different airlines are met and excelled.
All achieved with the support of technology, the trust gained and a great team.
We are pleased to welcome our newest customer, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)!
Thanks to this new relationship, AFG will provide tailor-made training solutions to UIA in order to fulfill its growing training requirements. Additionally, it has recently performed its internal audit successfully.
Operating since 1992, UIA has non-stop flights between Ukraine and the largest hubs of Western Europe, with their main model being a point-to-point carrier. Its state-of-the-art fleet has 41 varying aircrafts, including 28 medium-haul Boeing 737 NGs.
Let’s reach higher milestones together!
It is well-known that Avenger Flight Group appreciates local communities, strategically implementing Training Centers in several countries where it sees fit.
However, the impact of our multicultural work environment goes further.
- The combination of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in our workplace provide a wide range of viewpoints that help us generate different ways of tackling challenges.
- Our diverse environment provides our customers with the luxury of talking to someone who speaks their native tongue which allows employees to respond effectively and efficiently to their particular needs.
- Finally, this multicultural diversity motivates the development of new skills: fostering tolerance and empathy, helping us to become more productive professionals capable of operating out of our comfort zones.
Our company is made up of employees who come from 22 different nationalities, championing our diversity which defines our AFG family.
We want to thank each member of AFG for making it the fastest-growing private company in the aviation industry and the preferred Training Center for many international airlines.
Let’s keep reaching more milestones worldwide!
Recently AFG Warsaw Training Center held a Pilot Open Day ran by Enter Air Sp. z o.o. airline.
This event is a great place to learn more about what it takes to become a pilot. Enter Air covered important questions such as which qualification is required before candidates can apply and what the job market looks like.
Pilots also had the possibility of a short introductory flight with the FFS B737 simulator.
We are thrilled to announce that Viva Aerobus debuted its cabin simulator for its flight attendants at our Monterrey training center.
Adrian Torija, Director of Operations, and Mayela Flores, Training Manager, both from Viva, attended the inauguration, which included a demonstration of how Viva’s Cabin Crew is trained in passenger service.
This is another great example of how we take care of the small details so you can focus on the big picture. Learn more about our tailored solutions for your flight training needs!
New Integrated Flight Crew Training:
Avelo announced that it is converging its airline-wide Flight Attendant and Pilot training in Orlando. Beginning this summer all training for all Avelo Flight Attendants and Pilots will be facilitated by Avenger Flight Group (AFG) — the world’s largest privately owned commercial aviation training and simulation company. Avelo expects the training center facility to be fully implemented in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Convenient Flight Training Solutions
Previously conducted in separate locations and at times with separate companies, Avelo’s Flight Attendant and Pilot training will now be conducted at AFG’s state-of-the-art Orlando campus. AFG provides advanced flight training solutions to airlines around the world at nearly 20 flight training centers across North America, South America, and Europe. The new AFG-based training will provide opportunities for collaborative learning and training in areas such as leadership, evacuation simulations and customer service.
Avelo currently employs more than 160 Flight Attendants and Pilots and anticipates hiring hundreds more in the years ahead.
A Statement from Avenger:
Avenger Flight Group feels honored to be selected by Avelo Airlines as their exclusive training provider. As our footprint continues to expand worldwide, we are proud to have been chosen by Avelo.
Our success story dates back to 2015 with Mr. Andrew Levy on his previous endeavors and we are certain that we will continue to prove we are the most efficient and trusted partners.
At AFG, we like to give back to the community.
During these challenging and treacherous times in Europe, we are committed to helping refugees from Ukraine. Currently, 3.8 million people have fled Ukraine with Poland currently hosting more refugees than any other EU state. That is why, every week, we choose one shelter in Warsaw to deliver supplies such as: water, warm meals, milk, and cookies for the children.
Continued Efforts for Ukranians
This last week, our team at AFG Warsaw delivered 100 jars of bigos, a traditional Polish stew, to the biggest refugee shelter in Warsaw. PTAK Humanitarian Aid center, at the PTAK Warsaw Expo, accommodates up to 6,000 people daily and since the conflict in western Europe has begun, 50,000 people have found shelter at this establishment.
AFG stands with Poland in welcoming these refugees with open arms and we strive to continue supporting this great cause! The key is to stay constant during difficult times and keep pushing forward.
We would like to give a huge thank you to Pedro Sors for all his generosity.
Warsaw Team Hard at Work!
Serving Our European Customers
With new airlines emerging in Europe, training demands have increased greatly within the last few years. To keep up with these requirements, AFG has opened three training centers in Europe: Rome, Warsaw and Madrid. Currently housing two full flight simulators, one Airbus A320 and one A330NEO/CEO there is room for expansion with 4 bays at the Madrid center. Currently, this center services 2 well known and established airlines. The center also services numerous European ATO’s who proudly call AFG their home.
To keep up with growing training demands at this center, a brand new Airbus A330 simulator will be certified at the end of Q1 this year. With a full electric motion system, the Collins Aerospace visual system, and an advanced navigation system, this simulator will be able to satisfy any needs or training maneuvers that our customer may request. Being the second A330 simulator with this top line and state of the art configuration, Avenger is at the forefront of the flight training industry.
New Beginnings in the Dominican Republic
Avenger Flight Group and AVA Airways have agreed to open the first training center in the Dominican Republic with a full flight simulator. The Santo Domingo boutique style training center will maintain the foundation of Ava´s flight training programs while its crews will benefit from our state-of-the-art emergency training and flight simulation equipment and facilities. This localized center will provide ease of access to full flight training certification for pilots in the Caribbean and Latin America.
AFG and AVA’s Partnership
Our Sr. Vicepresident of Operations – Customers, Andres Restrepo, along with AVA airway’s founder and CEO, Olivier Arrindel, have just signed these agreements to build and design this $55 million training center. Tailored towards the needs of our customers, the boutique style training centers are a pillar in AFG’s strategy to be the leading flight training firm in customer satisfaction due to the dynamic and flexible structure of our training model and centers. Although the center will originally have one Airbus A320 FFS and emergency training equipment for inauguration, this TC has the capacity to store another 3 full-sized flight simulators.
AFG Founder and CEO, Pedro Sors:
“AFG is pleased to support AVA Airways in this undertaking to build the first full flight simulator training center in the Dominican Republic. We are confident this aviation center will bring great economic benefits to the region and will establish and promote aviation professional development and employment within the youth of the Dominican Republic”.
AVA Airways Founder and CEO, Olivier Arrindel
“AVA Airways is excited to be part of the AFG family and especially to be its partner and part of the ‘My house is your house’ mentality. Stimulating a new industry in the Dominican Republic has always been part of the foundation of the AVA Airways mindset and my dream. The creation of AVA Airways Full Flight Simulator company by AFG was motivated by incredible economic benefits for the Dominican Republic among the youth by igniting aviation in their hearts.”
A Great Year
2021 is over! Although there were roadblocks along the way, the Avenger Family has surpassed and exceeded in their ventures. Looking back at this year full of challenges, successes, and endeavors, it is important to take a moment to appreciate our accomplishments along 2021. Although there were countless achievements across the company during the year, some of the most noteworthy events are mentioned below.
A Thank You
Without our loyal customers and our hard-working team, we would not been able to accomplish any of this. With that, we would like to give a special thanks to the customers that continue to believe in our journey and our employees who always carry their blue blood with pride. Welcome 2022!