Vietnam’s first civil pilot training centre made its debut in Cam Ranh peninsula, the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa after sending out the first 23 certified graduates.

The centre, covering an area of over 46.5 sq. m to the north of the Cam Ranh peninsula, was built with the French Government’s loan worth about 30 million EURO.
The centre plans to turn out between 20 and 35 civil pilots a year from now to 2020.

Previously, Vietnamese pilots used to be trained abroad, mainly in France , at a cost of about 120,000-150,000 USD per person.

Statistics show that the Vietnamese aviation sector has to pay between 30-40 million USD to hire foreign pilots.
Currently, Vietnam Airlines employs 600 pilots with more than 200 being foreigners.-VNA