ATR’s 72-600 simulator in Toulouse receives EASA certification

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 is now open for reservations and will enable ATR to provide its customers and operators with some 5,000 additional training hours per year. Within a period of 18 months, ATR has put three simulators into service, and another one will soon be installed at a to-be-determined location.

Tom Anderson, senior vice-president programmes 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 centres based in Toulouse, Paris, Johannesburg, Singapore and Miami and offers a range of pilot training courses. ATR also offers an integrated Cadet programme in partnership with aviation school ENAC.


Written by: Kimberley Young

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