has received certification from the European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at ATRís Paris Training Center.
The brand new FFS was
manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training and is located close to Charles de Gaulle airport.
With ATR operators
expected to need around 1,000 new pilots per year, the new
simulator will increase ATRís capacity to offer its customers
increased pilot training solutions for the market leading
Anderson, Senior Vice-President Programs and Customer Services of
ATR, said, ďThis certification represents another step on our
journey to constantly develop our offer to our operators. As ATRís
worldwide fleet size continues to grow it is logical that there
will be an increased demand for ATR pilots. The entry into service
of a new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator helps ensure that our
customers will be able quickly benefit from training solutions
that are easily accessible from their respective bases of
operations, which has a genuinely positive impact on their
Today, ATR has five training centers based in
Toulouse, Paris, Johannesburg, Singapore and Miami.