Sunday, September 18, 2011

ATR launches new pilot training center in Paris

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 18, 2011

ATR has announced the opening of a new pilot training center based near Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, Paris.

The center is equipped with a brand new Full Flight Simulator developed and manufactured by Thales for the ATR 72-500. ATR has set up this new center in partnership with SIM Aéro Training, which will house the simulator and all the other teaching tools put in place by ATR, in addition to providing technical support.

The turboprop manufacturer is strengthening its policy of expanding its offer of support to customers worldwide. The opening this new center allows services to be offered to these customers more rapidly and with greater ease of access. ATR currently has pilot training centers in Toulouse, Paris, Bangkok and Toronto. Other centers will open soon in Johannesburg and Bangalore. 

"This new training center is strategically located to allow easy access to our operators, not just Europeans, but also those from other continents. It will also allow the load to be lightened for our other training centers, particularly the Toulouse center, which are already operating full-time. The number of ATR operators is ever increasing, and we have to be able to offer them the best tools to constantly support them in their operations." Said Filippo Bagnato, CEO, ATR.

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