Published on June 22nd, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
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.