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Dash 8 simulator to be installed in Kenya


August 20, 2019
By Wings Staff


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FlightSafety FS1000 simulator. (Photo: FlightSafety)

FlightSafety International signed an agreement with Kenya Airways and Jambojet to install a full flight simulator for the Dash 8-400 aircraft in Kenya. This will be FlightSafety’s first installation of a full flight simulator for the aircraft in Africa. Dash 8-400 aircraft are manufactured by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.

The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator will be used by Jambojet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kenya Airways, to train their pilots. It will also be used by other airlines based in Africa, and by FlightSafety to provide instructor-led courses.

“Jambojet and other airlines that operate the aircraft will benefit from having local access to the simulator,” said Steve Gross, senior vice president, sales and marketing, FlightSafety. “It will help to increase proficiency by enabling pilots to train more often and reduce overall training costs.”

The simulator will be installed at the Kenya Airways Pride Center in Nairobi, and will be qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority following installation.

“De Havilland Canada applauds FlightSafety International, Kenya Airways and Jambojet on this agreement to position a full flight simulator for the Dash 8-400 aircraft in Nairobi to support high-quality crew training in the region,” said Todd Young, chief operating officer, De Havilland Canada. “This development is a testament to the growing size of the fleet, and the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s flexibility to meet diverse operating environments in Africa and the Middle East.”