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Qantas will have a new Flight Training Center in Sydney

Qantas Group will train pilots at a new purpose-built center in Sydney for all of its current and future fleet, including aircraft that will operate non-stop flights from Australia's east coast to London and New York.

The new facility, which will be in St Peters near Sydney Airport, would provide training for up to 4,500 new and current Qantas and Jetstar pilots and cabin crew each year from early 2024.

The center is expected to house up to eight full-motion flight simulators, including those for the Airbus A350 and A320 family of aircraft that were recently ordered as part of the airline's Project Sunrise flights and Qantas' domestic fleet renewal and Jetstar.

The facility will also have fixed flight training devices, emergency procedures equipment with a mock-up of an aircraft cabin, and classroom and training facilities.

Pilots typically do four sessions a year to stay current on their formal qualifications and up to 15 sessions when training for a new type of aircraft.

The development is subject to planning approvals, with a presentation made by LOGOS, who will develop the center in association with CAE and Qantas.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the new training facility in Sydney would ensure the national airline's high training standards continue as it introduces a new generation of aircraft types.

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