has opened a £9.5million state-of-the-art training centre for pilots and crew.

The 32,232sq.ft facility, based on Bradford’s Euroway Industrial Estate, is a first for Yorkshire and the only one in the North which has been specifically designed as a fully integrated Simulator and Cabin Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEP) training centre for both flight deck and cabin crew.

The new facility houses three flight simulators, unique cabin crew trainer units, a high-tech Computer Based Training (CBT) room for pilots and fully equipped classrooms and briefing rooms to train the airline’s existing 579 pilots, 24 pilot apprentices and 960 cabin crew.

The carrier's managing director, Ian Doubtfire, said: “Our fleet and crew are ever expanding to meet the continued growth and success of both the airline and our Jet2holidays business so it seemed like the right time to establish our own Training Centre. It is a fantastic facility which will make a significant impact on the way we train and develop our staff. It allows us to deliver the very best bespoke training programmes to ensure that both our pilots and cabin crew provide the safe and friendly flight experience our customers have come to expect.”

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