Hong Kong Airlines opens HKA Training Academy to provide advanced training to aircrew and aviation elites

Hong Kong Airlines´ HKA Training Academy (HKATA) has announced it has officially opened its first facility on the airport island of Chek Lap Kok, the company said.

The 11-storey HKA Training Academy is equipped with advanced training facilities, including 24 training classrooms, 12 aircraft simulator bays, an 8-metre-high multi-function training hall and a 25-metre-long swimming pool, which are used for evacuation, safety and service trainings for various aircraft types. It is the third facility of its kind on the airport island which combines advanced technology with specially designed training programme to set new safety technology benchmarks for the industry.

The essential training devices in the facility are capable of reproducing an environment which replicates the aircraft itself and airports. The simulators host the latest technology in visual simulation and has a worldwide database of airports including Hong Kong, Narita, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Beijing to name a few.

Hong Kong Airlines has invested in the building since the ground-breaking ceremony in 2016, followed by the topping-out ceremony in April 2018. Earlier this year, HKA Training Academy obtained the Occupation Permit from the Building Authority of Hong Kong, following a series of construction, furnishing, moving-in and safety inspection work.

HKA Training Academy will define Hong Kong Airlines´ successful transition into the company´s next chapter of development.