Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of an AL42 VI simulator to Atlantic Flight Training Academy, a flight school located in Cork, Ireland. This will be first Alsim simulator in the country. The device, an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, will be delivered during the first trimester of 2019.
Capt. Mark Casey, Atlantic Flight Training Academy Managing Director explains why they selected Alsim’s AL42,”Following the successful announcement of our mentored pilot training contracts in 2018 with Ryanair and Stobart Air, we decided to progress negotiations with Alsim, which culminated in signing today’s agreement at EATS 2018. We first met Alsim over 10 years ago and visited their manufacturing facility in Nantes. It is great to work with a progressive innovative company that listens to the industries requirements.”
He adds: “We needed a DA42 V1 simulator to complement our gradual multi engine fleet expansion. AFTA commenced operation of our first DA42 Twinstar aircraft this month. We chose Alsim because they have developed a capable robust simulator and we have built up a strong relationship with the company over the past number of years. We were particularly attracted to their R and D focus which continues to deliver industry leading solutions to simulator training.”
Capt. Andy O Shea, HT and Deputy Chief Pilot Ryanair commented : “In September, Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, announced a major new training partnership with Cork-based international flight school, Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) to deliver the Ryanair/AFTA Mentored Pilot Program. This new 16-month intensive training program gives trainee pilots a structured path to achieve their pilot license and reach a standard where they are ready to join the Ryanair Boeing 737 type rating program.
Over the next 5 years up to 450 new pilots from all over Europe will be recruited and trained by AFTA in Cork which underlines AFTA’s global position in the pilot training market. We are delighted that AFTA are forging ahead with increased resources to deliver this contract to Ryanair.” Audrey Jeffroy, Alsim Sales Director, emphasizes: “We are delighted to have been chosen by AFTA, a renowned EASA approved flight training academy, for our first flight simulator in Ireland. Alsim is always ready to support flight training providers in their goal to offer the best training possible.”