Dublin based Simtech Aviation has acquired a new ATR 72-600 simulator, to be operational from September.
The Irish Approved Training Organisation (ATO) currently operates five simulators at its Dublin Airport Logistics Park facility, including a full-motion CAE Level D Airbus A320, a fixed-base Boeing 737-800, full-motion Avro RJ-85 and generic ‘XJ’ simulator
The new ATR 72-600 simulator, manufactured by Axis Simulation, has been delivered to Simtech training facility and is currently undergoing certification with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to be released as a Level D Full Motion simulator in the coming weeks.
Speaking with Flying Ireland Magazine, Gerard Whelan, Managing Director at Simtech Aviaiton, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Falko Aviation and Axis Simulation to deliver this state-of-the-art training device. The ATR 72-600 is an extremely efficient aircraft and is popular with both regional and international airlines which we look forward to working with as more and more of these aircraft come into use in the years ahead.
“I would like to personally thank Simtech Aviation’s Engineering Team lead by Ciaran Ivory, our Head of Training, Capt. Jimmy Devlin and Accountable Manager Capt. Sé Pardy who helped make this project a success and a rare good-news story in these turbulent times for the aviation industry”
Des Wynne, Simtech Sales Director added: “We are excited to announce of the new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator which we expect to be ready for training in September 2020. With our partner Falko Aviation this new investment re-enforces our position as one of Europe’s leading aviation training providers.
“As the recovery of the aviation sector starts after a devastating impact on it from COVID19 it is a good news story that businesses like Simtech Aviation are preparing for future growth again in the sector. It will also enable Simtech Aviation to gain new customers both in Europe and Asia where the ATR 72-600 is a popular aircraft.”
Simtech says that the ATR 72-600 Type rating programme will be available to airlines in September 2020 and will be fully adaptable to meet airline-specific requirements.
Additional simulator training is offered for customers who wish to qualify for edge of envelope operation such as Low Visibility Operations and Steep Approach, as well as ATR 72-600 Differences Training.