New step for the Tecnoalimentario de Vélez-Málaga Park to have a pilot school. The site closed yesterday the sale of one of its plots to the company Aerodynamics Malaga for the implementation of a campus training and aeronautical training. The mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer (PSOE), signed the contract for the acquisition of the plot by the company Axarquía Aviation Park, which will act under the brand of Aerodynamics Malaga, according to the City Council in a note.
In addition, a lease agreement was signed with an option to purchase the land located in the Special Airport Plan, of about 32,000 square meters, which will be used for aircraft parking areas and for the necessary facilities in which training activities will be carried out. aeronautics.
The councilman explained that the future pilot academy, which will be located next to the Leoni Benabú airfield, will have a two-story building, with a space dedicated to the school and another for the residence of the students, with the intention of offering a service centralized
This center will occupy an area of ??2,788 square meters and the purchase of the land on which it will be built has involved an investment of 419,763 euros. Moreno Ferrer said that "the star and differentiator" of the school will be a state-of-the-art flight simulator, "pioneering and unique in all of Spain".
This training system has a value that exceeds one and a half million euros and has a cabin and real controls corresponding to an Airbus 320, whose arrival in Vélez-Málaga is scheduled for the end of this year.
The general director of Aerodynamics Malaga, Juan Manuel Martín, said that obtaining the certification to install this simulator model involves an investment of 300,000 euros, and the hours used in it can be computed as effective flight hours of the pilots in practice. In addition, he said that the largest of the students who will host the campus will be international and that they have been demanding a space like the one that will be created in the Tecnoalimentario Park, "an unbeatable location due to the proximity to the aerodrome and in terms of communications, services and climate. »