Bellitto said BFS may help Indonesia to screen candidates by testing job applicants for English language skills and aptitude. He also said BFS may station some of its type-rating instructors at Indonesian simulator centers, and may partner with Indonesian flying schools to provide them with the necessary course materials to provide ab initio and multi-crew pilot license training.
BFS’ business unit Jeppesen, which provides course materials to international flying schools around the globe, is in discussions with some flying schools in Indonesia, Bellitto added. BFS operates simulator training centers of its own—one of its largest is in Singapore—but has always been cautious when asked about the possibility of establishing a center in Indonesia.
Expansion, however, continues elsewhere, with Bellitto noting that a simulator center soon will open in Istanbul. BFS also just installed a Boeing 717 simulator into a center in Stockholm, and last year stationed some of its instructors at a simulator center in Baku, Azerbaijan.