FSTC launches country's first level D Q400, level D Airbus A320 simulator services
Flight Simulation Technique centre (FSTC) has taken the next big step to service Spice Jet airline and country’s requirement to support the training for pilots on Bombardier Q400 simulator. Countries’ first Level D Q400 simulator is ready for training to extend simulator services to Q400 operators in India and entire South East Asia operating Dash8 aircraft.
The new Level DFS1000 simulator is scheduled to offer its services at the FSTC’s newly opened training centre at Rajiv Gandhi International airport, Hyderabad from 01st March 2019. This is the first training facility of the country located at airport vicinity to extend simulator services in India.
Level D Q400 Simulator
“We welcome the addition of the Bombardier Q400 to our diversified simulator profile. This Simulator & our training programs will further enhance aviation safety in India and help to meet the growing demand for Q400 training in the country and the region. The new simulator will enable us to provide our existing and future airline partners with an excellent level of fidelity. We look forward to adding more such simulators in the future as demand grows for training in India,” said Sanjay Mandavia, Managing Director, FSTC.
Also, for the region’s requirement to train pilots on the Airbus A320 Neo Aircraft, FSTC receives countries first state of the art A320 NEO simulator at FSTC’s newly opened Hyderabad centre. The simulator shall be ready for Training (RFT) from April 01st, 2019. FSTC had placed the confirmed order with CAE, Canada for two Airbus A320 Neo simulators end of 2018. CAE will deliver second Airbus A320 Neo full-flight simulators (Level D) at FSTC's facilities in their Hyderabad Centre during the second quarter of 2019. As part of this deal, CAE shall also deliver a number of complementary lower-level training devices including an IPT that will be ready-for-training during the second quarter of 2019.
"With this new delivery from CAE, FSTC will be the first independent operator in India to offer a range of new training solutions and equipment for the rapidly expanding Airbus A320 Neo fleet," said Capt. D S Basraon, Co-founder and Director of FSTC.
FSTC is driving their objective to be Asia’s leading ATO with a positive outlook on the market for training pilots both locally here in India as well as in the region. The A320 Neo Simulators being ready for training in the second quarter of 2019 are perfectly timed to address an increasing requirement for training infrastructure to support the successful and growing installed base of A320 Neo aircraft in the region.
FSTC is India’s first registered standalone Approved Training Organization (ATO). It is the largest in the region with the most number of full flight simulators catering to all the airlines in India that fly various fleet types. FSTC is also accredited by EASA, Airbus, and Boeing. FSTC’s course curriculum conforms to the best in class international standards. Around Seven hundred pilots have already been trained by FSTC and are inducted by all the major airlines like Indigo, Vistara, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, GoAir and Air India. FSTC currently provides full flight simulators to the majority of airlines in India and conducts type rating program on B 737 NG, A 320, Q400 and ATR for self-sponsored individuals as well.
FSTC’s aim is to contribute to the Indian aviation industry towards the enhancement of safety and efficiency by providing tailor-made training programs for optimized performance and safety through advanced flight training.
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