Published on June 22nd, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Simtech Aviation Acquires new ATR 72-600 Simulator

Dublin based Simtech Aviation is an EASA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) that specialising in pilot and airline training. Its sim centre at the Dublin Airport Logistics Park is currently home to 5 simulators including a full-motion CAE Level D Airbus A320, a fixed base Boeing 737-800, full-motion Avro RJ-85 and generic ‘XJ’ simulator. Simtech sold its TRU Simulation Level D ATR 72-500 Simulator to Finnair earlier this year.

Simtech Aviation will be operating the brand-new ATR 72-600 simulator from September 2020. The new simulator which was manufactured by Axis Simulation has been delivered to Simtech Aviation’s training facility in Dublin and will be certified to Level D Full Motion in the coming weeks by the Irish Aviation Authority.

We are delighted to have partnered with Falko Aviation and Axis Simulation to deliver this state-of-the-art training device. The ATR 72-600 is an extremely efficient aircraft and is popular with both regional and international airlines which we look forward to working with as more and more of these aircraft come into use in the years ahead.

I would like to personally thank Simtech Aviation’s Engineering Team lead by Ciaran Ivory, our Head of Training, Capt. Jimmy Devlin and Accountable Manager Capt. Sé Pardy who helped make this project a success and a rare good-news story in these turbulent times for the aviation industry’. – Gerard Whelan Managing Director Simtech Aviation.

We are excited to announce of the new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator which we expect to be ready for training in September 2020. With our partner Falko Aviation this new investment re-enforces our position as one of Europe’s leading aviation training providers.

As the recovery of the aviation sector starts after a devastating impact on it from COVID19 it is a good news story that businesses like Simtech Aviation are preparing for future growth again in the sector. It will also enable Simtech Aviation to gain new customers both in Europe and Asia where the ATR 72-600 is a popular aircraft. Des Wynne Sales Director, Simtech Aviation.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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