Posted on: 21 November 2012 by Mark Howells
ATR’s newest flight training centre in Singapore has been officially approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and will start training courses shortly.
The centre aims to provide a high level of training programmes from flight crew type rating through recurrent training to differences courses. Strategically located in the Seletar Aerospace Park, a major hub for the Singapore aerospace industry, the centre will officially be inaugurated in 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 programme. The first 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.
"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," said Lilian Braylé, ATR’s senior vice-president product support & services. “Achieving EASA status for our Singapore training facility shows ATR’s clients that our processes meet the highest standard in each of our facilities around the world. As an aircraft manufacturer, we have a commitment to quality and providing products and services that will successfully meet our customers’ needs.”