Avenger Flight Group (AFG) is a company in the commercial aviation simulation and training business, supported by a solid financial structure and deep industry experience
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.
Our Madrid training center is near Barajas International Airport and home to three state-of-the-art Airbus Full-Motion Flight Simulators certified by EASA.
At AFG, we never stop working to deliver the highest standards of quality and service to airlines around the world.
Let us know your training needs and we’ll find the best one for you!
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!
Did you know that the world’s first Airbus A330 NEO simulator is owned and operated by Avenger Flight Group? Would you believe us if we told you this Full Flight Simulator is available for any airline wishing to conduct A330 NEO training? Although this simulator is unique, it is not exclusive to any of our airline partners and is available for booking by your organization!
For the past eight years Avenger Flight Group’s Founder and CEO, Pedro Sors, has been transforming the model of flight simulator training worldwide! Through his innovative model, new generation technology can be available for all low-cost airlines.
In August 2020, at our training center in Madrid, Spain, AFG began the installation of the first Sim International Airbus A330 NEO Full Flight Simulator. Our Director of Flight Standards, Captain Pablo de León, and a team from Sim International worked together to execute multiple airworthiness, movement, and visual tests to ensure legal compliance and alignment to Airbus’s flight standards.
At the end of October, Airbus began the final acceptance tests for the simulator. One week later, on November 4th, 2020, Airbus announced their approval for the commercial use of our A330 NEO Full Flight Simulator.
On November 23rd, 2020, the certification process was submitted to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). After four full days of flight, technical, movement, and visual testing, the agency representatives expressed how highly impressed they were with AFG’s technical and logistic handling of the simulator. We are extremely proud of these results as there are very few training centers in Europe certified by the Spanish authorities, which maintains a reputation for being very strict in granting certifications.
Finally on December 4, 2020, AFG was awarded certification by the Spanish authorities allowing the commercialization of the world’s first A330 NEO simulator!
Warsaw, Poland – September 16, 2020 Avenger Flight Group, LLC, has launched Poland’s first commercial aviation training center in a joint venture with Enter Air, the largest charter carrier in Poland. The newly constructed space will feature a Boeing 737NG certified to level D by the Civil Aviation Authority of Poland (CAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The opening of the Warsaw training center marks the third European training center Avenger Flight Group has unveiled in 2020, after Madrid and Rome, to offer customizable training needs to European airlines. The inauguration was attended by officials from the Polish CAA, Enter Air board members and AFG personnel. The custom-built training center has capacity for six full-flight simulators and over 10,000 sq. ft. of modern classroom, office and briefing rooms. The facility is in the 7R City Flex Warsaw Airport I complex, near Chopin Airport.
“Today we celebrate the hard work of so many individuals who helped in the planning and execution of this great accomplishment. This is an incredible achievement given the challenges we have all faced this year” says Pedro Sors, chief executive officer at Avenger Flight Group. Mr. Sors went on to say “AFG is committed to the future growth of our airline partners and delivering more opportunities to an underserviced region”.
Enter Air intends to utilize 60% of the training capacity for their pilots, while the remainder of the available capacity will be offered to airlines in central and eastern Europe. Enter Air began operations in 2010 with a single 737 aircraft. Today, the airline’s fleet includes 22 Next-Generation 737s and two 737 MAX airplanes.
“A year ago, Pedro Sors, the founder of AFG, called me and asked if we were interested in cooperation. We decided to work together on a new project. Within a few months, a simulator was sent to Warsaw to start training our pilots on the Boeing 737. CAE, the world’s largest manufacturer of full-flight simulator equipment, supplied the Boeing 737 7000XR for training. Due to the pandemic, its launch has been postponed by several months” says Marcin Kubrak, member of the board of Enter Air.
About Enter Air: Enter Air is a Polish charter airline. Currently, the largest such company in Poland and the second largest airline in the region. Enter Air was created in November 2009. The inaugural flight was performed on the 25 April 2010 with a flight from Warsaw to Tunisian airport – Enfidha. Our airline has 7 permanent operational bases in Europe and an additional base in Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel-Aviv. Visit us at www.enterair.pl
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