New Mechtronix simulator for St. Aerospace Academy
Sept. 20, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand - ST Aerospace Academy (STAA), the commercial pilot training arm of ST Aerospace, has selected a Mechtronix Systems’ fixed-base Airbus A320 Flight Simulation Training Device (FFT X) to support the delivery of its Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) training to customers.
What makes this particular simulator unique, according to Mark Dransfield, Mechtronix Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development is how the complexity in the cockpit evolves as the student progresses through the programme: “The MPL course is divided into four phases – core, basic, intermediate and advanced,” he explains.
“The FFT X™ MPL is equipped with a flexible overhead panel designed for stages two and three of the MPL programme that can be reconfigured according to the training phase the student has reached.”
STAA has MPL programmes in place with Tiger Airways, an Airbus A320 operator. The MPL programme offers advances in teaching methodologies and simulation technologies in a multi-crew co-operation environment over the traditional pilot training programme.
“Our investment in Mechtronix’s FFT X will enhance the training delivery for our MPL programmes,” says Adrian Cheok, Vice President of STAA. “It also demonstrates our long term commitment in equipping pilots with the right skill set to meet airlines’ operational needs”
The Mechtronix FFT X™ is a high-end type-specific fixed-base training device that replicates the Airbus A320 to be qualified FSTD Type 4 according to ICAO 9625 regulation by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). It is equipped with a collimated visual system and RSI image generator.