Airbus’ newest training center in Denver is now
home to the first A320neo full flight simulator (FFS) in the
The simulator just achieved Level D certification from
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with four engine fits,
including the neo.
The simulator complements the two existing
A320 Family, FAA-certified Level D FFS in the Denver Airbus
The latest FFS was produced
by L3 Commercial Aviation, who will also shortly supply the new
Training Center with an additional FFS and two Flat Panel Trainer
devices for the A320 model.
“This is an important milestone for
our new Training Center in Denver and furthers our ambition to
deliver the most comprehensive flight training services in the
industry,” said Joe Houghton, Airbus Vice President of Training &
Flight Operations Support.
The Airbus Training Center in Denver
is part of the growing worldwide network of Training by Airbus
facilities, complementing facilities in Miami, Toulouse, Beijing,
Hamburg, Bangalore, Singapore, Mexico and Brazil.
Training Center is a 38,000 square-foot training
complex that is the second customized Airbus training facility in
the United States. The Training Center offers pilot training for
A320 family aircraft. At full capability, the center will operate
six full-flight simulators to support customers in the Americas.
Global Market Forecast calls for over 540,000 new pilots to be
trained over the next 20 years, including 68,400 in North America
and 52,600 in Latin America.