ZURICH, Switzerland, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Swiss AviationTraining (SAT) unveiled their new CAE Embraer 190 full-flight simulator to the public today. The new facility marks another milestone in SAT's evolution into an experienced provider of total "E-Jet" training solutions, and further underlines its standing and expertise as a competence centre for integrated cockpit, cabin and technical training.
SAT's new E-Jet 190 simulator is now available for use at the Lufthansa Flight Training Center in Frankfurt. The simulator, which came in almost 40 cases of components, has been assembled there after a long journey from manufacturer CAE in Montreal by sea to Antwerp and thence by road to Frankfurt on three Natco Ltd. heavy-haul trucks. The whole consignment arrived in February; and now, after extensive installation, the new simulator is "ready to train".
The new simulator was formally inaugurated in Frankfurt today in the presence of various invitees and media representatives. Laurent Privet, SAT's Head of Commerce, underlined the importance of this major investment. "This latest expansion of our training product and locations is a further consistent step in our strategy of consolidating our competence as a provider of integrated training solutions in the E-Jet field," he emphasized.
SAT already operates an E-Jet simulator in Munich. And the new Frankfurt location ideally complements these existing training operations. SAT's strong collaborations with LFT, the potential synergies in cost terms and local customer Lufthansa City Line were all key factors in SAT's choice of Frankfurt as the location for its new simulator facility.
An integrated approach
The new Frankfurt operation will put a particular emphasis on "wet training", in which the customer for initial and further pilot training makes use not only of the simulator itself but also of SAT's instructors and their extensive expertise. SAT has been one of Embraer's "Preferred Training Providers" since 2003, and has already built up wide and varied Embraer training experience.
SAT has trained over 2,500 pilots to date on Embraer aircraft types. And such training has not been limited to its Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt simulator centres, but has also been conducted on the customer's premises if desired, at such diverse locations as Australia and China. Nor is SAT's E-Jet training restricted to the cockpit: it also extends to various training courses on the types concerned for cabin and technical personnel.
"This broad and integrated approach offers customers sizeable synergic benefits in both knowledge and cost terms," points out Laurent Privet. "They can make full and fruitful use of all our expertise; and they can take full advantage of the shared platforms we offer in our 'E-Jet Community', which also extends to such further strong partners as Lufthansa City Line, Air Dolomiti and LOT." It's an approach, too, that goes hand-in-hand with SAT's dual commitment to safety and efficiency, and with its constant efforts to provide cost-effective quality training solutions that meet the highest industry standards.
SAT's new Frankfurt E-Jet 190 simulator has been supplied by CAE, a professional manufacturer with whom SAT has been collaborating closely for several years now. The simulator itself is state-of-the-art, with features that include a dual head-up guidance system and the latest CAE Tropos visual system. The projectors boast an extremely high resolution - an asset that will be greatly appreciated by the pilots who train on it. The simulator also has the newest Aircraft Avionic Software (EPIC load 25.2) installed, which replicates the very latest version of the original aircraft concerned.
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SWISS AviationTraining is a fully-owned subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. The company, which is headed by CEO Manfred Brennwald, has operations in Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt and focuses on providing initial and further training for commercial pilots, cabin staff, aircraft mechanics and companies' management and personnel. An approved flying training organization and type rating training organization (FTO/TRTO), Swiss AviationTraining has extensive experience in its various training fields, and numbers several Swiss and international airlines among its customers together with further companies from other business sectors.
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