Alpha Aviation Academy UAE has installed a new A320 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD - Fixed Base) at its training centre near Sharjah International Airport.
The sim was installed by MPS after winning a contract in March 2020, marking the firm’s first A320 sim installation in the Gulf region.
The FSTD is equipped with both Classic CFM-ceo and the new CFM-neo LEAP engine options from CFM International.
The sim has an advanced RSI visual system that delivers sharp images with vivid colours supported by 1920 x 1200 high-definition resolution of high-detail airports.
Airports available include Sharjah International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Cairo International Airport, Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schipol, Singapore Changi Airport, Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport.
The Airbus A320 FSTD will allow Alpha Aviation to provide additional capacity for its Type-Rating and MPL training for pilots. MPS previously installed an A320 FSTD at Alpha Aviation Group in Clarke, Philippines.
AAA’s general manager, Captain Nadhem AlHamad, said: “We are very happy to partner with MPS to acquire a sophisticated device with the latest Airbus A320 2.0 simulator standard which is currently the highest and most-advanced in the market.
“Alpha Aviation will be utilising the new simulator for the basic phase of the MPL training programme and extending its services to pilots who can benefit from refresher trainings during such unprecedented times.”