Urbe Aero Flight Academy continues to grow
With two new FNPT II APS MCC simulators
Urbe Aero Flight Academy confirms the purchase of further two flight simulators B-737 MAX and A-320 NEO, from the company FTD.AERO, both to be located inside the headquarters of the School, in Rome-Urbe Airport. With this new investment, the Flight Academy aims to strengthen its position as a leading flight school in Italy and southern Europe to train a large number of students and to fully respond to the growing need for pilots by airlines over the next ten years.
Simulators manufactured by FTD.aero are state-of-the-art reproduction of original flight decks, what enables training in a very realistic Airline Pilot Standard (APS) environment. They also meet and exceed basic EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification requirements and in many aspects they closer to type-specific trainers, like FTD-2. Besides approved trainings like MCC, ME, IR and MPL, a number of other trainings can be successfully conducted using FTD.aero FNPT II APS MCC simulators: SOP, JOC, ab-initio and pre-TR, FMS training, airline assessments.
To achieve extremely high fidelity, FTD.aero own components are combined with a number of OEM aircraft parts, such as pilot seats, flight controls, switches, quick donning oxygen masks.
The A32N simulator comes with original aircraft side sticks to provide Level-D flight controls feedback to pilots. The B73M device features a fully-motorized Throttle Quadrant and OEM control columns and yokes equipped with an Advanced Electric Active Control Loading System tuned to match real aircraft characteristics and capable of simulated hydraulic failures including full manual reversion.
This all, together with highly realistic simulation of aircraft systems - FMS, AP and F/D, EGPWS, TCAS and the 4K Visual Display System with a worldwide airports database, make Urbe Aero’s new flight simulators extremely immersive and efficient training devices for both active and future airline pilots, flying on B-737 and A-320 aircraft.
“We are proud of our choice which will allow us to be even more advanced in pilot training by giving them the opportunity to be trained on the aircraft most used by the major airlines, at this time. Furthermore, we are very pleased to have started a new profitable collaboration with the FTD.AERO which pleasantly surprised us in terms of availability and customer orientation. With these two new simulators we are committed to create a new next generation of top pilot and to support in training partner airlines through a high-performance fleet of 19 latest generation Diamond Aircraft aircraft and 3 new simulators FNPT flight” said Lorenzo Mezzadri, Accountable Manager of Urbe Aero Flight Academy.
Marcin Ambroziak, Commercial Director of FTD.AERO, points out: “We are extremely excited to see Urbe Aero join the family of our Partners! We are sure that our flight simulators combined with Urbe Aero’s training expertise and highest standards will deliver well-trained airline pilots. As always, we are focused on Customer’s satisfaction and carefully listening to the feedback. We believe this is just a beginning of our long lasting relationship. With our product offering including type-specific devices (FTD-2), we are also able to satisfy Urbe Aero’s extended training requirements with their future growth".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency