Japanese airline selects PACSIM Trainer
Japan Transocean Air (JTA) have selected a new ProJet FJ2000 Cockpit Procedures Trainer (CPT)
from New Zealand based, Pacific Simulators to complement their current suite of training
products and to better prepare their pilots.
JTA is based on the island of Okinawa, which is about two hours flight time from Tokyo. The airline
belongs to the JAL group and operates domestic flights to nine Japanese cities with a fleet of
Boeing 737’s. The current B737‐400’s are gradually being replaced with the latest B737‐800’s.
The ProJet FJ2000 CPT is an open cockpit trainer which is ideal in assisting with the upgrade
training and also for airline bridging training such as Jet Orientation Courses for new recruits.
Masato Yonamine, JTA’s Flight Crew Training Manager gave a comment regarding Company’s
decision to purchase the ProJet up against stiff competition from the traditional flat panel trainers
previously favoured by airlines. “The key point of difference with the ProJet is that it has all the
buttons and switches you would find in the full flight simulators as opposed to the older
touchscreen trainers. Training is far more effective with a device like this. We see this as the
major benefit in choosing the ProJet FJ2000.”
Pacific Simulators’ Sales Director, Iain Pero was extremely pleased with the order, “We are honoured
that JTA have chosen our trainer and proves we are definitely on the right path with our innovative
products. We are committed to our move into the airline market and look forward to working with
JTA to make the project a success.”
Pacific Simulators Head Office and factory is in Christchurch with a sales and marketing office in
Sydney, Australia. They have been manufacturing simulators since 2002, with focus shifting heavily to
the training market over the last three to four years.