Vietnamese airline Vietjet is set to develop a new aviation technology centre, after receiving investment approval from the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City – Board of Management of Saigon Hi-tech Park.

Located across a 5.54ha area, the Vietjet Centre of Aviation Technology will be a part of the Vietjet Aviation Academy, to be constructed at Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Construction on the new centre will commence in March, and it is expected to begin operations in December.

The first phase of the project will see the development of a full flight simulator centre for pilot training, which will operate in collaboration with French aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

"Construction on the new centre will commence in March, and it is expected to begin operations in December."

The full flight simulator centre will address Vietjet's training, development and technology requirements, as the airline company expands its operations in Thailand and other major regional markets.

Vietjet has achieved full membership from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), thereby reinforcing the airline’s position in the aviation community across Asia-Pacific and the wider Asia / international region.

Established in 2015, the Vietjet training centre has trained 8,287 staff across 655 courses and awarded 3,351 certificates.