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
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.