The Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in
Singapore has added a third
A350 XWB Full-Flight Simulator, making it home to the largest
number of simulators for Airbus’ next-generation
widebody jetliner in the world.
The new system also
reinforces AATC’s position as the largest Airbus flight crew
training centre in the world, with eight simulators: three for the
A350 XWB, two for Airbus’ A330, two more for the A320
Family, and one for the double-deck A380.
“The A350 XWB is the ideal platform to cover all Asian needs in
the larger twin-aisle market, ranging from regional to the very
longest non-stop services,” said Thierry Marty, General Manager of
AATC. “The additional full-flight simulator for this aircraft type
will meet the anticipated increase in demand during the coming
years, and position Airbus as the leading flight training provider
for the successful A350 XWB programme.”
To date, AATC has
trained more than 600 A350 XWB flight crew members from 18
airlines in the Asia region, as well as from Europe and the Middle
In the short period of two years since AATC began
operations, a total of 56 airlines have signed up for its
comprehensive and customised training services.