PacSim FTD for Asia Aeronautical Training Academy
Asia Aeronautical Training Academy (AATA) have chosen a ProJet Flight Training Device (FTD) from New Zealand manufacturer Pacific Simulators (PacSim) for their flight school based in Johor, Malaysia.
Established in 2019, AATA is focussing on quality training, not quantity. The have invested heavily in a state-of-the art facility with cadet accommodation, spacious living areas and break-out rooms for student comfort. as well as an all-new Diamond aircraft fleet. Part of their investment sees them adding the ProJet FTD, which is a fully enclosed fixed-base simulator representing the Boeing 737NG. It is ideal for airline bridging, multicrew and jet transition training.
Chief Executive Officer, Capt Kenneth Yap said, “We want to provide our students with a complete end-to-end training experience. Not only will they be trained through the normal procedures to acquire their Commercial Pilots License, by providing a Jet Transition Course, they will be ‘Airline-Ready’. The ProJet FTD provides the last piece of equipment to prepare them for the next stage”.
PacSim Sales Director, Iain Pero was complimentary on the AATA approach. “There are many flight schools that operate like sausage machines and churn out pilots like no tomorrow. AATA is not one of these schools and are really looking at providing a boutique and quality training experience. Their facilities and equipment are world class. We welcome the opportunity to partner with such a professional operation”.
The FTD will be installed in the coming weeks and be ready for operation in August.