Last updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Vietjet Certified IATA Membership, Approved to Establish Centre of Aviation TechnologyPosted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Vietjet, on February 18, received full membership from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), affirming the new-age carrier’s role and position in the aviation community in Vietnam and overseas. Prior to attaining membership, Vietjet had been certified by the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
IATA, the most professional, consistent and comprehensive voice of the international aviation industry, actively seeks to support and increase the benefits for all airline members through international recognition, orientation for the industry priorities, encouragement for promotion and innovation in the industry, cost management and cooperation campaigns for communication, training and other services.
On the same day, Vietjet also received investment approval from the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City - Board of Management of Saigon Hi-tech Park for its Aviation Technology Centre project as part of a programme to develop the Vietjet Aviation Academy in Saigon Hi-Tech Park. The project will break ground in March 2017 and go into operation this December - the first phase will be a Full Flight Simulator Center for pilot training, run in cooperation with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
The Vietjet Aviation Technology Center is located on a 5.54 ha area at R&D training and Incubation Zone (Science Zone) – “the heart” of the Saigon Hi-tech Park. With its detailed planning and comprehensive organisation, Vietjet targets to develop the Aviation Technology Centre as a professional aviation research and training centre of international standards.