Jetstar Asia renews training partnership to support new aircrews

A Jetstar Asia A320 aircraft taxying.
Jeff Gilbert - (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2), via Wikimedia Commons

With Jetstar Asia preparing to welcome additional aircraft and more than 200 new pilots and cabin crew, the airline has firmed an aircrew training agreement to support new growth.

Jetstar Asia has now entered into a seven-year training partnership with Changi-based Aviation Safety & Training (AST), securing its professional training capability for the airline’s expanding team of pilots and cabin crew.

Jetstar Asia Operational Growth

As Jetstar Asia sets its sights on welcoming additional aircraft and hiring over 200 new pilots and cabin crew members, this partnership with AST is poised to play a pivotal role in the airline’s journey.

Approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), AST stands out as a trusted training organization.

The training provider offers Airbus A320 simulator training for pilots and access to the cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET) at its cutting-edge aviation training center located at Changi Business Park.

Jetstar Asia’s CEO, Bara Pasupathi, spoke on the new training agreement, emphasizing its significance in supporting the airline’s ambitious growth plans.

“Since its inception in 2018, our training partnership with AST has been a strong collaboration, especially as we worked together to address the challenges over the last three years,”


Mr. Pasupathi noted. “This is why we’re so pleased to extend this strong partnership as we look forward to collaborating once again during a period of exciting growth.”

Elevating Operational Proficiency

Geoffrey Lui, the COO of Jetstar Asia, underscored the importance of AST’s training facilities and the high-quality training it offers.

“AST’s integrated one-stop training facilities and the high standard of training offered means we can confidently and safely ramp up our operations and enhance the proficiencies of our crew,” Mr. Lui affirmed.

A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 approaches with landing gear down.
Kentaro Iemoto from Tokyo, Japan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

AST General Manager, Peter Zhao Shi Shan, also expressed his gratitude to Jetstar Asia for choosing AST as its long-term training partner.

“We’ve enjoyed a special partnership with JSA, and their support over the past few years has demonstrated the strength of this relationship,” Mr. Zhao said.

“The cooperation and trust established will enable both companies to build capabilities together for a strong future.”

Charting a Course for Expansion

Jetstar Asia’s commitment to growth is further underscored by its recent announcement of adding two A320 aircraft to its fleet by the end of the year.

This expansion will be complemented by the recruitment of more than 200 new pilots and cabin crew members in the coming months.

With AST as its trusted training partner, Jetstar Asia is poised to navigate the challenges of expansion with confidence and competence.

About Jetstar Group

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network.

The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan.

A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often.

As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the “2022 World’s Top 10 LCC” released by Airline Ratings.

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