ATR’s newest flight training centre in Singapore is now approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and according to the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer, the centre is ready to start training shortly. The centre will provide a training programmes from flight crew type rating through to recurrent training. Located in the Seletar Aerospace Park, the centre will officially be inaugurated mid-December this year.
The EASA certification of the new ATR Training Center in Singapore gives way to a long term operational approval of the flight training equipment. It covers the Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for ATR -600 series, the maintenance/flight simulation training devices (MFSTD) and a brief/debrief station. This FFS is the second for ATR’s -600 series program. The very first one is located at the main ATR Training Center in Toulouse, France, along with a Full Flight Trainer (FFT) for ATR -600s. All these FFS and FFT will enable training both for ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s variants.
This new training facility completes ATR’s presence in Singapore, building on a Customer Support Center and a warehouse based there for Asian operators.
Mr. Lilian Braylé, ATR’s Senior Vice-President Product Support & Services, said, “Increasing our customer support capabilities and services around the globe is a strategic priority for ATR. The certification of this new and unique training facility is an important step in growing our presence in Asia Pacific region.”