Our history

The Ansett name originates from Sir Reginald Ansett, the founder of the Australian Airline “Ansett Airways" based in Melbourne Australia.

Sir Reginald Ansett commenced a small airline operation in 1936 and following the end of the Second World War grew the airline to be one of the two large domestic airlines operating in Australia. In the 1990’s the airline operated internationally to Asian destinations and was renowned for its safety record and quality of service.

The airline closed down in 2001 and the Ansett Simulator Pilot Training Centre in Melbourne Australia was purchased and developed into a state of the art training facility named Ansett Aviation Training. The Melbourne facility now operates as the largest Independent Simulator Training Centre in the Southern Hemisphere and currently houses 13 full flight simulators providing pilot training to individual pilots, airlines and aircraft operators from within Australia and around the world. A Cabin Crew Evacuation Trainer provides essential cabin crew training for A320 operators. Over 80 airlines and aircraft operators utilize the Melbourne Australia state of the art facilities for the provision of Pilot Type Ratings, Recurrent Training and associated aviation courses.

The demand for quality pilot training overseas led Ansett Aviation Training to establish a simulator training centre in Taiwan to support the growing aviation industry in Asia. Ansett Aviation Asia was formed in partnership with the Apex Flight Academy, the first Part 141 Pilot Training Flying School in Taiwan.

Ansett Aviation Asia now houses the first Taiwan CAA and EASA certified A320 full flight simulator and has plans to grow to install additional Full Flight Simulators, Flight Training Devices and a Cabin Crew Emergency Evacuation Trainer.