London Luton opens new flight training facility

The new site is set to train Wizz Air pilots based at the UK hub, as well as those working from other European destinations

Aviation simulator firm Avion Group has opened its new facility at London Luton Airport (LLA) as part of a long-term agreement between Hungarian low-cost carrier, Wizz air and IAGO flight training.

Luton Airport
Photo London Luton Airport 

“London Luton Airport is the home base of Wizz Air and continues to see steady growth,” said Erik Varwijk, Avion Group CEO. “We are opening the Avion Flight Training Centre here to meet the needs of Wizz Air and other A320 customers. The industry is looking for training solutions that are cost-effective, risk-reducing, and at the same time bring flight training to the highest possible level.”

James Kingdon Leach, CEO of IAGO Flight Training, added: “Taking the training solution to the customer enables us to further support improved cost and resource benefits for the airline training function. Our partnership with Avion continues to strengthen, providing a new perspective for market differentiated, value-based, exceptional flight training.”

The project has been approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority as well as the European Union Safety Agency