The Irish airline Ryanair will open its new training center for pilots and cabin crew in Madrid, a space that will later also be used for the hiring and training of new engineers. It will be the sixth in Europe and will involve an approximate investment of 100 million euros. The new center will train around 250 aviation professionals every day with cutting-edge technology, such as the six state-of-the-art Boeing 737-8 flight simulators, which will be added to the 30 it already has available throughout the continent.
The new facility, which will be built within a maximum period of two years, will be located near the Barajas airport with the aim that its personnel located in other Spanish bases can attend their usual training. The company thus defends its confidence in the Spanish market with this new center that will join the existing ones in London, Dublin, East Midlands (United Kingdom), Milan (Italy).
“Madrid is one of the big markets, it is a central point and guarantees connectivity for Spanish and Portuguese pilots, it can be accessed by air and by land and we strategically place it where we want to grow. With this we will offer good conditions for the s new pilots and cabin crew so that people want to come and work with us,” said Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair, in a meeting with journalists.