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Video: Inside Qantas’ new Brisbane simulator training centre

written by Hannah Dowling | February 3, 2022

Qantas pilots inside a simulator at the Brisbane Flight Training Centre. (Qantas)

Earlier this week, Qantas announced the official opening of its newest flight training centre in Brisbane.

Qantas announced in February 2021 that it would build the new centre, with support from the Queensland government, marking its third facility on the east coast.

The Brisbane centre will soon begin training up to 900 local and interstate Qantas pilots per year, across its suite of four state-of-the-art simulators.

The Brisbane centre houses Boeing 787, 767 and 737 simulators, as well as Dash 8 Q400 simulators, which have been relocated from its temporarily decommissioned Sydney training facility.

The Sydney training centre is set to be knocked down to make way for a major roads project, however, is planned to return to operations in 2023.


You can catch a glimpse of the Brisbane facility in action here:

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the facility would improve the efficiency of the airline’s flight training function and added to Qantas’ sizeable footprint in Queensland.

“Training is a critical part of our business, and the new Brisbane simulator facility will play a key role in helping us to maintain the highest standards of pilot skill and experience,” he said.

Joyce said the new facility complements its Pilot Training Academy, based at Wellcamp Airport outside Toowoomba, and added that graduates who have secured pilot positions with QantasLink will complete the simulator phase of their training in the new Brisbane training centre.

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