Pacific Simulators to provide FSTDs to Flybest

Pacific Simulators is to provide two flight simulators to Flybest Flight Academy in Indonesia to complete the academy’s Jet Orientation Courses for pilots heading to Air Asia and other local carriers.

The company will provide Flybest with a Cockpit Procedures Trainer (CPT): the ‘all new’ EuroJet FJ2000, an open cockpit systems and procedures device, which Pacific Simulators says is ideal for pilots moving on to airlines with Airbus A320 fleets.

Pacific Simulators will also provide a fully-enclosed ProJet PS4.5 Flight Simulator Training Device (FSTD), which the company says is ideal for pilots heading to airlines with Boeing 737 fleets.

Captain Dharmadi, CEO of Flybest said the academy researched the market heavily before committing to Pacific Simulators, citing the “quality of their products, their technical support and their customer service, not to mention the value for money” in its reasons for choosing the New Zealand-based company.

Dharmadi continued: “With both devices we will be able to provide student pilots with the ability to best support their choice of airline.”

The two simulators will be based in Flybest’s headquarters in Batam, near Jakarta, and will both be operational by the end of 2018.

“Airlines need pilots to fly the thousands of new planes flooding off the production lines of Boeing, Airbus, ATR, Bombardier and Embraer, but the training must be of a high standard,” said Pacific Simulators sales director, Iain Pero.

Pero added: “Our simulators provide cost-effective training for flight schools, universities and airlines and due to the lower cost, the pilots can spend more time improving their skills before heading to the full flight simulators (FFS). These FFS can cost more than $20 million so should only be used for the final ‘validation’ of what these students have learnt before entering the FFS.”

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