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New Mechtronix simulator heading to Adelaide

The purchase of the Mechtronix simulator underpins the FTA's commitment to forward-thinking training courses

Any budding pilots out there lookoing to undertake world-class flight training in Australia will be excited by the upcoming arrival of a new state-of-the-art simulator at Flight Training Adelaide (FTA).

The training centre has announced that they have recently signed a contract for the purchase of a Mechtronix Ascent XJ Trainer with an option for an Airbus A320 FFT X.

The Ascent XJ Trainer, configured as a generic commercial narrow-body jet, will be used to train students for multi-crew cooperation and jet transition in a modern jet glass cockpit environment.

The unit will be installed and certified at FTA’s flight training facility in South Australia during the fourth quarter of 2011 while delivery and in service acceptance of the A320 FFT X is envisaged for Q2 of 2012.

The announcement is not only great news for anyone seeking a top-end course but also displays FTA’s commitment to providing the very best pilot training, as the highly flexible trainer is an ideal platform to perform transition training and bridge the gap between ab-initio training and commercial aviation.

Pine Pienaar, FTA’s CEO commented “FTA has made this investment with a view to meeting increasing customer demands for the most advanced and fit-for-purpose technology available.”

“Furthermore, the MPL compliance of the Mechtronix simulators will allow us to offer current and new customers a training platform alternative using FTA’s upcoming MPL training course. It is very important to us at FTA that our ab-initio curriculum remains appealing to pilot students and airline customers.”

Meanwhile Mechtronix President Xavier Hervé said his company was proud to be working with such forward-thinking training centres. “Mechtronix has become a privileged partner for important aviation training organizations that are willing to upgrade their ab-initio curriculum with state-of-the-art technology to meet the requirements of a constantly evolving market.”