AeroStar Training Services expands its Simulation Training Campus

September 21, 2018

Kissimmee, Fla.  AeroStar Training Services revealed its new, on-location Airbus 320 simulator, recently installed in the company's 18,000-square-foot hangar at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. The A320 simulator is being used by the school’s pilot trainees working on an A320 type rating or ATP certificate, as well as by airlines and organizations who wish to dry lease simulator hours.

This grand opening is phase one of the company's expansion which includes a $1.5 million building addition. It will also create 10 new, high-wage jobs. The addition will feature a new state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility, Spectrum Aero. It also introduces the first of several new simulators that have been acquired by AeroStar. These simulators provide student trainees with the opportunity to complete all necessary pilot training in-house and not require them to travel to other locations for the simulator portion of their training.

"We look forward to making our sim training more convenient for our students and having state-of-the-art equipment on-site that we will also be able to lease out to airlines and other training organizations and use for many years to come," said Deidra Toye, AeroStar's president & CEO.

By the time the expansion project is complete, the company will have secured over $20 million dollars in simulator assets and AeroStar will be the only school in the Americas that will be able to train pilots obtaining a Private Pilot License to a complete Airline Transport Pilot License and type ratings on A320 or B737 under the same roof.

Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, "AeroStar’s expansion is a testament to their confidence in Florida’s talented workforce and business-friendly environment. We appreciate AeroStar’s commitment and partnership to advancing Florida’s aerospace industry."

"Congratulations to Aerostar on this major expansion in the Orlando region," said Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership. "Our strength in the simulation and training industry as well as the aerospace industry provides a rich environment for growing companies like Aerostar looking for talent and resources in a low-cost business climate."

"The City Commission is honored to have AeroStar Training Services at Kissimmee Gateway Airport as they are preparing to expand their facilities and services. This company is one of the companies the Aerospace Advancement Initiative is designed to attract. This initiative launched on April 2018 was created to assist growing aerospace high value and high wages jobs at Kissimmee Gateway Airport," said Mayor José Álvarez.

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About AeroStar Training Services, LLC
AeroStar Training Services provides the highest quality initial pilot training, ATP-CTP, Airbus & Boeing Type Ratings, and flight attendant training, to the global aviation industry by delivering tangible, timely, and cost-effective results. AeroStar was founded by a team of experienced aviation professionals in 2008 with a vision that aviation training should be affordable, state-of-the-art, and provide an enjoyable learning experience for students.
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando.