Today Czech Aviation Training Centre (CATC), a subsidiary of Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR), has signed an agreement with the Czech aircraft manufacturer of Aircraft Industries and with the Canadian manufacturer of flight simulators of CAE to supply modern simulator for pilot crews trainings for a worldwide used Czech aircraft L 410 UVP-E20.
Investment project for production and operation of modern mobile flight simulator FFS (Full Flight Simulator) L 410 with a capacity of 19 passengers, was based on the constantly increasing demand for both operators and aircraft manufacturer itself.
Considering the increasing production of aircraft type L 410 from Aircraft Industries (currently 16 new aircraft per year - the future planned capacity of 25 machines per year) and more than 350 aircraft, which are currently operated worldwide. Therefore, the new simulator in terms of safety and quality of the training is necessary. Implementation of the project of the new simulator will also become an important commercial opportunity for CATC, which currently represents a centralized training solution for licensed aviation personnel for domestic and foreign clients. The own production of the simulator will be provided by the Canadian company of CAE, which is one of the few simulator manufacturers in the world, able to produce flight simulator L 410. The simulator will also be certified in accordance with international regulations for air transport at the highest possible level, ie. the level of category "D" .
The contract expects the simulator to be launched into operation in the middle of 2016 and the subsequent commencement of the pilot crews training. The total contract price for the simulator corresponds to the current price level for advanced simulator technologies.
CATC Executive Director, Jan Janik, stated in this regard: "Purchase of a new simulator for the type L 410 significantly expands our offer in the area of pilot training and will complement the already used types of simulators for Boeing, Airbus and ATR. Cooperation with Aircraft Industries is also a model example of cooperation of the Czech aviation industry and its results will be attractive to users of L 410 in Europe, Africa, Latin America as well as to the Russian market ". Aircraft Industries Director General, Ilona Plskova, added: "We are delighted that we have finally succeeded in realization of our aim. Putting the simulator into operation with such an advanced technology will mean a significant improvement of pilot training at L 410 in the Czech Republic. Such completed offering of services will be appreciated by the future and existing operators of L 410, for which the possibility to train their own pilots on the latest flight simulator type will be of great benefit. "
Contact for media:
Richard Klima, Spokesperson
Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic
Mobile: +420 724 172 186
Phone: +420 2 2037 2093
Nora Stradalova, Chief Marketing Officer
Aircraft Industries, Inc.
Mobile: +420 601 584 292
Phone: + 420 572 816 143