University of South Australia orders PacSim FTD
December 2017 – Pacific Simulators has been chosen by the University of South Australia to provide a ProJet Flight Training Device (FTD). This brings to a total of five MCC certified devices supplied by Pacific Simulators since the new Part 61 MCC legislation was introduced just over 2 years ago.
The MCC Certificate is Australia’s answer to the ripple-effect of the Coglan air disaster in New York in 2010. Whilst the FAA in the US chose to adopt the 1500 hour rule, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia (CASA) decided on a slightly different approach with more specific training focused around multi-crew operations. Pilots must complete an MCC course before they are eligible to gain their ATPL.
Professor Duncan Campbell, Head of Engineering at UniSA is looking forward to expanding the campus’s aviation program to offer MCC. “We see great value in the MCC program and over the last two years we’ve obviously seen a growing demand for the course across the country as more and more new pilots require this qualification.”
“Pacific Simulators were the natural choice as a supplier. They were the first Training Device Manufacturer to have a device certified specifically for MCC in Australia. They now have a proven track record and their products are not only cost-effective, but provide an extremely high level of fidelity,” stated Professor Campbell. Dr Doug Drury, Senior Lecturer in Aviation, sees the benefits this will bring to the program. “We want to provide our students with an aviation experience that replicates airline operations around the globe.”
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