Switzerland-based low-cost carrier Wizz Air plans to open a new training centre in Rome, Italy. The new facility will be located close to Terminal One (T1) of Rome Fiumicino Airport, with three full-flight simulators for the training of over 4800 Wizz Air pilots yearly.

The centre will have briefing rooms and rooms for theoretical trainings that will take up 1290 m2 on two floors, while nearly 600 m2 will be used as simulator hall with three ultra-modern full flight Airbus A320 family simulators. Each simulator can house up to 135 pilots per month, thereby enabling recurrent training for up to 4,800+ pilots each year. The facility aims to open for theoretical training in May 2024, while the simulators will be installed until the end of the year.

According to Robert Carey, Wizz Air’s president, “Investing in our greatest asset – our employees – we proudly announce the launch of our new training centre in Rome. This marks Wizz Air’s continued commitment to the highest standards of safety and continuous training with state-of-the-art equipment. At the same time, through this investment we continue to provide local direct job opportunities, building on our current team of 1000 WIZZ employees in Italy.”

It will be the company’s second training centre globally. The first one was opened five years ago in Budapest. Pilots who take part in recurrent training have completed a total of more than 83,000 flight hours, or roughly nine and a half years of flying on three simulators.