UTAH

Breeze Airways opens new training facility

Mar 16, 2022, 2:10 PM
Breeze Airways airplanes....
Utah native David Neeleman’s new Breeze Airways airplanes. Photo courtesy of David Neeleman, Breeze Airways.

SALT LAKE CITY — Breeze Airways is a new low-fare carrier that serves cities mainly in the East and Southeast. It doesn’t fly into Salt Lake City yet, but it’s opened a new flight training facility near the Salt Lake City International Airport at 5675 W 300 South.

Right now, the facility has only one full-motion flight simulator available to train its crews. But Director of Corporate Communications Gareth Edmonson-Jones says they’ll expand until they have the capacity to train as many as 200 pilots and other personnel, such as flight attendants, technical operations teams, and instructors.

“The facility’s big enough that we can have as many as six flight simulators in there, or flight training devices, all the escape slides and door trainers and all the things an airline needs,” Edmonson-Jones told KSL Newsradio. 

While the first simulator will be for the Embraer 190 aircraft Breeze currently operate, it’s expanding its fleet.

“Breeze has 80 brand-new Airbus A220’s on order. We’ve taken the first couple only, but we’ll double our fleet this year,” he said.

The airline will partner with the nation’s largest flight school, ATP Flight School. The partnership’s program will help new pilots gain First Officer certification as they gain experience behind the controls.

As for when Breeze Airways will begin service to Salt Lake City, Edmonson-Jones says it shouldn’t be long.

“We just announced ten new cities last week. We’re always looking at next opportunities and we’re talking to, not just SLC, but all the airports in the region.”

The founder of Breeze, David Neeleman also started Jet Blue and was raised here in Utah.

Related: 

Utah

Hatch courthouse...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Utah’s longest serving senator, Orrin Hatch, dies at 88

Orrin Hatch, Utah's longest serving senator, has died at age 88.
2 months ago
Pictured here are items seized from one of four drug busts authorities in Carbon County conducted o...
Mark Jones

Carbon County authorities make significant drug busts

Authorities in Carbon County, with a search warrant, have conducted four drug busts over the past three weeks.
2 months ago
...
Mark Jones

Soap box derby set for Saturday in Daybreak

Daybreak will host the second annual Soap Box Derby on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
2 months ago
State street traffic sign...
Samantha Herrera

State Street traffic restrictions starting soon

State Street traffic restrictions are slated to start soon and continue into August. Work will impact areas downtown and near the Capitol.
2 months ago
Garth Brooks Salt Lake...
Simone Seikaly

Garth Brooks sells out second Salt Lake concert in 45 minutes

It was the second time in less than a year that Garth Brooks sold that many tickets for a Salt Lake City concert so quickly.
2 months ago
A Smith's recycling bin...
Devin Oldroyd

Recycle single-use plastic at your local Smith’s

In honor of Earth Month, Smith's Food & Drug is encouraging its customers to recycle thin-filter plastic materials at their local stores.
2 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Prescription opioid...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: Key Information Before the Filing Deadline

Businesses can receive a credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $21,000 per employee in 2021.
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Breeze Airways opens new training facility