Posted on: 21 January 2016 by Mark Howells
TRU Simulation + Training is to manufacture an Airbus A320 FFS X Level D full motion flight simulator at its Montreal, Canada facility for Air Arabia.
Upon completion, the new A320 FFS X will undergo qualification by EASA CS-FSTD(A) for Level D use and is set to be installed at Air Arabia’s Sharjah Airport International facility in the United Arab Emirates by the second quarter of 2016.
“Air Arabia is committed to continuing to grow and serve the region’s air travel needs,” stated Adel Al Ali, Air Arabia’s group CEO. “Having just expanded our route network to include more than 115 destinations and our fleet size by 42 new Airbus A320 aircraft, we are highly focused on providing the highest quality pilot training. This new announcement is an addition to Air Arabia’s existing flight simulator at its base in Sharjah International Airport and will support our efforts in providing state-of-the-art flight training devices and the ability to train our pilots locally.“
George Karam, VP and general manager of TRU Simulation + Training’s air transport division, added, “We are extremely proud to have this opportunity to continue serving Air Arabia’s pilot training needs and provide a solution that includes not only the full motion simulator, but also device maintenance, logistics and customer support. By delivering a full service solution that allows the airline to ‘train at home’ we are helping Air Arabia to meet its pilot training needs in the most cost effective way possible—a key business advantage for a fast-growing regional airline.”