ATR has received certification from the European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight
Simulator (FFS) based at its headquarters in Toulouse.
Manufactured by CAE, the new simulator, which is
now open for reservations, will enable ATR to provide its
customers and operators with some 5,000 additional training hours
Within a period of 18 months, ATR has put
three simulators into service, and another one will soon be
installed at a location that remains to be determined.
Senior Vice-President Programs and Customer Services of ATR, said,
“The entry into service of a new EASA-certified ATR 72-600 Full
Flight Simulator showcases our commitment to providing easy access
and flexible training solutions adhering to the highest standards.
As regional traffic is expected to grow by 4.5% annually in the
next 20 years, ATR is working hard to deliver solutions to one of
the major challenges faced by our industry today: the increasing
need for pilots.”
ATR has five training centers based in Toulouse,
Paris, Johannesburg, Singapore and Miami, and offers an unique
range of pilot training courses including Type Rating, TRI
Instructor Course, Multi Crew Coordination, Low Visibility
Operations, modular PBN (Performance Based Navigation), upgrade to
ATR also offers an integrated Cadet programme in
partnership with one of Europe’s top aviation schools, ENAC. This two-year
end-to-end course aims at training high-end ready-to-fly First
Officers with Captain’s DNA, thereby offering a long-term solution
to the pilot shortage issue facing many airlines. The first ATR-ENAC cadets will be ready to
fly in October.
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