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 coverageThe 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 ”