Thursday, June 28, 2018

Simliner's Phantom 320 simulator inaugurated

A new centre which will provide professional training for aircraft pilots on a Phantom 320 simulator which replicates all manoeuvres carried out by pilots on the Airbus 320 has been iaugurated at Luqa. The Simliner Avion flight training centres company opened this centre through an investment in excess of seven million euro.

Simliner's Phantom 320 flight simulator includes a cabin fitted out just like in a proper aircraft, enabling professional training for pilots and also for students with an ambition to become pilots.  Take-off, landing and manoeuvering of the Airbus A320 are among simulations possible in the Phantom 320.  The simulator has facilities for pilots to be given landing and take-off experiences in 24,000 airports around the world, and in different weather conditions.  

During the inauguration by Prime Minister J. Muscat, Avion Group Chairman B. Slager said the Dutch company had opted for Malta because of the island's geographical position and because of the growth of the aviation industry in Malta. The company is aiming at bringing over pilots from other Mediterranean airlines who would have to undergo this training in order to renew their licences. (Source: tvm.com.mt, 27-Jun-2018)