Our flexibility to execute different types of contracts has allowed us to establish fruitful long-term relationships with our customers
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.
Our Orlando Center
This November, we will open the doors to our newest flight training center in Orlando, Florida. With the space to hold six full flight simulators, the Orlando Training Center will be one of our larger training facilities. In addition to the space for six full flight simulators, the sim bay also has space for several door trainers and the front of the house will have office space and classrooms. Primarily serving Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines, this training center will be highly convenient for the large number of Orlando-area based pilots needing to fulfill their flight training requirements.
Plans for Future Expansion
The Orlando center will open with one A320 full flight simulator. The second A320 FFS is expected in Q4 of 2022 and the third by Q1 of 2023.
The Orlando Training Center will be AFG’s 13th center worldwide. As we grow, we continue to hold true to our mission of maintaining superior customer satisfaction and ensuring maximum efficiency while doing so.
In 2013, with two Sim Industries Airbus A320 full flight simulators and nine local employees, Avenger Flight Group opened our first training center and headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fort Lauderdale was chosen as the location for the first center and headquarters because of its offering of aviation transportation options. More than 700 daily flights to over 135 domestic and international locations are accessible from Fort Lauderdale, making it a phenomenal location for us to serve our customers.
Expansion at our Fort Lauderdale Center.
Over the last eight years, our Fort Lauderdale center has grown significantly! Now, almost 30 employees work at the FLL training center. The simulator count has grown from the original two simulators to four, with two additional simulators on the way. The building space has also been extended into the adjacent area, adding more office space and more simulator bays.
We are so proud of this growth and grateful for the dedication of our initial nine employees: Pedro Sors, Elsa Gagnon, Eduardo Carrasco, and Andres Restrepo, and along with five technicians, who worked tirelessly to serve our customers and build the foundation of our thriving company!
In 2013, Spirit Airlines partnered with Avenger Flight Group to create solutions for Spirit’s growing flight training department. The partnership began in AFG’s then-only training center headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the time, Spirit had approximately 30 aircraft and AFG managed 2 simulators and a handful of classrooms.
Spirit Fleet Growth
The AFG Commitment
Fast-forward nearly 10 years and Spirit has grown exponentially, going from the 30 aircraft to over 160 in 2021, and AFG has been there to support them each step of the way! We currently have 12 training centers with more than 35 simulators. Several of those centers, such as both our Dallas locations and our Las Vegas location, were built to serve as hubs for Spirit’s quickly growing flight training needs.
Solidifying itself as one of America’s major ultra-low-cost carriers, Spirit’s demand for training, facilities, and simulators only continues to increase, and it is our pleasure to provide support for their growth for years to come!
A Satisfied Customer
“It is with our highest endorsement that we recommend AFG for your business needs and are confident their commitment to service is a big part of their overall business model.” – Spirit Airlines Director of Training.
Fort Worth, TX – August 18, 2020 – Avenger Flight Group, LLC (AFG), announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) to provide overflow Boeing 767 and 777 flight training services. This contract is for seven years with the option to extend the agreement for three additional years.
ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. ATSG’s leasing and airline subsidiaries include Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), ABX Air, Air Transport International (ATI), and Omni Air International. The training has already commenced at AFG’s newly constructed 116,000 SF training center located next to DFW International Airport in Dallas, Texas with resources being coordinated by Airborne Training Services, a subsidiary of ATSG.
“ATSG is pleased to have reached this multi-year agreement with Avenger Flight Group,” said Ed Koharik, chief operating officer of ATSG. “The addition of their state-of-the-art facility, full flight simulators and FTDs provide ATSG with expanded capacity, meeting our current needs plus those of other airlines for the Boeing 757, 767, 777 and beyond.”
AFG has developed exclusive training agreements with several other airlines enhancing their ability to be a long-term partner in flight crew training and development. ATSG’s established and diversified clientele of both private sector and government customers provides AFG access to growth for years to come. This new agreement between AFG and ATSG adds simulator capacity to the fleet of training devices for both companies.
“AFG is honored to welcome ATSG to our family of airline partners who have entrusted us with their simulator training requirements. ATSG’s airlines, affiliates and customer base are expected to grow as the group expands their market penetration and consolidates their training needs,” said Pedro Sors, chief executive officer at Avenger Flight Group. “The ATSG group will now have a second home and available resources to continue with their unprecedented success. AFG will support this growth with additional space requirements at our training centers and whatever additional devices will be vital for this expansion”.
About Air Transport Service Group, Inc. (ATSG)
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, passenger ACMI and charter services, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc., including its subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Omni Air International, LLC. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com
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