Posted on: 22 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Wizz Air is to install an advanced cockpit simulator at its crew training centre in Budapest, adding increased capability to its pilot training programmes.
The A320 aircraft family fixed base simulator will become operational this summer and supplement Wizz Air’s full motion simulator, giving the company added flexibility to ensure its flight crews maintain rigorous training standards. It also allows additional scheduling options to continue to meet the training requirements for Wizz Air’s planned growth.
The simulator, an exact replica of the Airbus A320 flight deck, is identical to a full flight simulator without the motion and includes a high quality visual system combined with rumble and audio to provide a realistic flight environment. The device, supplied by MPS, will be used for various A320 family aircraft pilot training activities including type rating training as well as some cabin crew training.
“We are delighted to partner with MPS for the acquisition of this brand new A320 fixed base simulator. It will substantially enhance our existing training capability by augmenting the full motion simulator at our training centre in Budapest,” remarked Wizz Air chief flight operations officer, Captain David Morgan. “Wizz Air has a reputation for its world-class training and standards of pilots and this simulator reinforces our commitment to maintaining those high standards whilst delivering the impressive growth of the airline.”