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Ryanair opens €50M training center in Ireland, plans 5,000 new staff

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An ultra-low-cost airline based in Ireland Ryanair has opened a €50 million aviation training facility at Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland. Nearly the next five years, the airline intends to train and hire over 5,000 new staff, including flight crew, cabin crew, engineers, and ground agents.

The training facility has three full-motion simulators, one for Boeing 737 MAX pilots and two for Airbus A320 pilots, as well as two fixed-base simulators, one for Boeing 737 and one for Airbus A320 pilots.

The theoretical training facilities include 15 classrooms, five individual pilot briefing/debriefing rooms, a cabin fire training center, and an emergency evacuation training device.

The airline recently announced an agreement with Airline Flight Academy, which will operate and run the new facility as well as “play a vital role” in recruiting aviation professionals for Ryanair, which will open on September 14, 2021.

Around the next five years, the airline hopes to hire and educate over 5,000 flight crew, cabin crew, aircraft engineers, and ground personnel at the site.

Ryanair hopes to recover from the continuing pandemic and serve 200 million passengers per year by 2025.

“We have invested more than €50 million in this cutting-edge Training Centre, and our agreement with AFA [Airline Flight Academy ed. note] will deliver over 5,000 highly trained pilots, cabin crew, engineers, and ground operations professionals over the next five years,” Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said in a statement.

“Ryanair will generate over 5,000 new jobs as a result of the growth of our Boeing 737 fleet, with 210 MAX Gamechangers [Boeing 737 MAX 8-200 aircraft ed. note] to be delivered over the next five years, allowing Ryanair to grow to carry 200 million passengers per year by 2025,” Wilson stated.

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