Low-cost airline Ryanair has invested €50m in a new aviation training centre in Dublin with the aim of training 5,000 new pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground operatives at the facility.
The new centre, which is to be managed by the Airline Flight Academy, is situated in Santry, close to Dublin Airport.
The facility contains three full-motion simulators – one 737 MAX and two Airbus A320 – together with two fixed-base simulators for the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. The centre also has cabin crew training and emergency evacuation device training and a specialist cabin fire-training centre.
Ryanair is taking delivery of 60 of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2021 with a full purchase order for 210 in total to join the fleet in the coming years. The Boeing MAX 737 aircraft only recently got the green light to return to the skies following its grounding after two fatal crashes linked to a core component in its operating system.