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26 November 2011

Thales ATR 72-500 simulators bring training closer to pilots

Developed and built by Thales, a new ATR 72-500 simulator certified to the highest industry standard has just been inaugurated at a training centre near Charles de Gaulle airport. By positioning this Full Flight Simulator in Paris and relocating other simulators around the world, ATR is offering pilots easier access to training.

Certified in August 2011, the new Thales-built ATR 72-500 simulator is now fully operational in a training centre near Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. The centre is a partnership with Sim Aero Training, which provides technical onsite support, while ATR looks after offering training time to its airline customers. “By choosing to locate the simulator next to Charles de Gaulle, ATR is giving pilots easier access to training,” explains Jean-Pierre Pourre, Sales Director for Civil Aircraft Simulation at Thales. While type rating training, which typically lasts three or four weeks, is still carried out at ATR’s headquarters in Toulouse, two-day recurrent training is now offered in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle airport hub.

Hybrid movement

“The new simulator features hybrid electro-hydraulic motion system, which reduces electrical consumption by 80% compared to traditional hydraulic models,” explains Pourre, “and it also comes with an electric flight control system.” In the short period since its inauguration, the simulator has already clocked up an average of 20 hours’ use per day with a reliability exceeding 99%. European and North African airlines make up the bulk of the client base.

Global coverage

The success of the new simulator is part of ATR’s recent strategy to bring training closer to pilots. Two Thales ATR simulators are also located in Bangkok, one is in Toulouse, and another is being relocated to Johannesburg. Coincidentally, another Thales ATR 72-500 simulator was certified just two weeks after the Paris inauguration. Ordered by Azerbaijan Airlines, this machine will be used to train the airline’s own pilots in Baku.   Like to know more? Contact Jean-Pierre Pourre    

On average, the new simulator is used 20 hours per day

Jean-Pierre Pourre, Sales Director for Civil Aircraft Simulation at Thales

ali malaekeh

hi holding 220 hrs flying (cpl-ir) wish to do atr similator course ,would you tell me the course fees.duration , location thanking you

14 october 2014

i'm pilot. i need to train about ATR-72 sim. i want to know about simulator course price. thanks.

22 september 2013

Hello I want to know ATR 72-500 simulators contact email near Asia Pacific Region to train our crew. We dont need Bangkok ATR sim contact ,we always did there.

02 august 2013
Char Ron

i am pilot. i need to train about ATR 72 sim . I would like to know about price Thank u

22 july 2013

Dear Sirs Could you please provide contact details for the Sales Department? We are interested in a ATR-72 FSTD

12 july 2013

I would like to know the cost of a full atr 72 simulator training

03 april 2013

Your best bet is to get directly in touch with SIM Aero Training via

17 december 2012

hello. i wanted to inquire on the cost for the complete full simulator training course for the ATR 72- 500. including ground school... everything . and how long is it. thank you jack

14 december 2012