Middle East Pilot Simulator Training Center Pier Seven Aviation Partners with VRpilot

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-based aviation training group and full flight simulator training center Pier Seven Aviation announced its partnership with VRpilot.

Our students can now enjoy exclusive rates and gain access to a cutting-edge VR training experience. This innovative approach will greatly enhance their knowledge and skills, providing a fruitful and immersive training experience that prepares them for real-world challenges.” shared Pier Seven Aviation.

VRpilot leads the way in interactive procedure training with our procedure training platform VRflow. With 12,000+ installs worldwide, VRflow is a well-proven tool to greatly enhance procedure training in MCC courses and type rating training. Already in use with airlines, ATOs and air forces, VRflow is setting the new standard for procedure training. VRflow supports student self-training and improves knowledge retention, maximizing the value of the hours spent in the simulator.

Source: Pier Seven Aviation
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Flight Simulator Manufacturer HAVELSAN Announces A320 Full Flight Simulator Installation and EASA Certification in Record Time for IFTC

Ankara, Turkiye headquartered flight simulator manufacturer HAVELSAN announced that another HAVELSAN constructed full flight simulator (FFS), an Airbus A320 operated by IFTC, a member company of Gözen Holding, has achieved European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Level D certification.

IFTC is Turkey’s premier independent simulator training center, offering an outstanding training environment across two continents with centers in Istanbul and Antalya. Both facilities operate five Full Flight Simulators (FFS) for Airbus A320 and Boeing B737NG aircraft. Internationally renowned, IFTC provides exceptional support to numerous airlines and ATOs, meeting their pilot training needs with unparalleled precision and excellence.

In May this year IFTC announced their 6th full flight simulator order for a HAVELSAN manufactured Airbus A320 neo/CEO FFS with three engine options which showcase HAVELSAN’s ability to support pilot training centers with industry leading flexible and quick solutions for training equipment. The installation and testing of the device were accomplished within approximately 50 days and the device received EASA Level D certification and was ready for training status on the 13th of July.

HAVELSAN is passionate about supporting IFTC in expanding its pilot training infrastructure and enhancing Türkiye’s status as a leading global pilot training hub by providing additional training equipment to ensure the highest quality and efficient training capacity.

We were confident in our selection of simulator manufacturer for the new A320 CEO/NEO FFS at our Antalya facility. This confidence was reinforced during the transportation, installation, and EASA Level D certification process, which was completed in under two months. We are grateful to our team and the HAVELSAN team for executing this challenging task with precision. We anticipate that the acquisition of the A320 CEO/NEO FFS will significantly enhance our customers’ training requirements,” stated Cengiz Arbaç, General Manager of IFTC.

It is a great pleasure to gain a strong customer and to achieve both the installation of the Simulator and EASA Certification in such a short period of time”, stated Mehmet Akif Nacar, Ph.D CEO of HAVELSAN.

During the month of May another HAVELSAN manufactured Airbus A320 full flight simulator also received the first EASA certification in 2024 – with the device being operated by an airline in Turkey.
HAVELSAN is especially putting focus on providing industry leading after sales support and discussing with customers long-term cooperation projects. HAVELSAN is currently actively seeking additional airline or training center operators to share information about its products and the unique offering that it can provide.

About IFTC (International Flight Training Center)
IFTC Istanbul was established in the Istanbul İhtisas Free Zone to offer complete flight simulator capacity for A320 and B737NG aircraft, A320 FTD, A320 FNPTII MCC, A320 CPT and B737NG VPT. The primary objective of IFTC is to address the increasing demand for aviation training in the region, providing training solutions with cutting-edge technology and ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction. All simulators at IFTC are EASA-certified. Meanwhile, IFTC Antalya, situated in the Antalya Free Zone, is a pioneering facility with its self-sustainable building module, solar panels, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, LED lighting, and natural landscaping. The B737NG flight simulator, known for its remarkably low energy consumption, is unparalleled in the market. Additionally, IFTC Antalya hosts the B737NG Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer and Real Fire Fighting Trainer, specifically designed to educate and train airline pilots and cabin crew members.

Source: HAVELSAN

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Middle East Pilot Simulator Training Center Pier Seven Aviation Announces 2024 Pilot Training Agreement with Air India Express

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-based aviation training group and full flight simulator training center Pier Seven Aviation announced a landmark partnership with Air India Express to deliver world-class training solutions.

This collaboration is a testament to our dedication to aviation excellence and innovation,” said Pier Seven Aviation. “Together, we are committed to enhancing the future of aviation with top-tier training and safety standards.

During this month Pier Seven Aviation’s B737NG FFS received approval from the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

This significant milestone marks a major step forward in our mission to provide exceptional pilot training across India. With this new approval, we are now better equipped than ever to support the growth and development of aviation professionals in the region,” said Pier Seven Aviation.

With the addition of the DGCA-approved B737NG simulator, Pier Seven Aviation now boasts a fleet of six dynamic simulators, including the A320 NEO, A320 CEO, B737 CL, B737 NG, and B747. All their simulators are fully certified and equipped to provide top-notch training, preparing you for a successful aviation career.

Source: Pier Seven Aviation
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Middle East Pilot Simulator Training Center Pier Seven Aviation Announces 2024 Pilot Training Agreement with Indian Airline SpiceJet

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-based aviation training group and full flight simulator training center Pier Seven Aviation announced a new training agreement with SpiceJet Limited in July 2024. During this month Pier Seven Aviation’s B737NG FFS received approval from the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

This significant milestone marks a major step forward in our mission to provide exceptional pilot training across India. With this new approval, we are now better equipped than ever to support the growth and development of aviation professionals in the region,” said Pier Seven Aviation.

With the addition of the DGCA-approved B737NG simulator, Pier Seven Aviation now boasts a fleet of six dynamic simulators, including the A320 NEO, A320 CEO, B737 CL, B737 NG, and B747. All their simulators are fully certified and equipped to provide top-notch training, preparing you for a successful aviation career.

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Middle East Pilot Simulator Training Center Pier Seven Aviation Signs Agreement with Online Training System V-Prep

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-based aviation training group and full flight simulator training center Pier Seven Aviation announced it has signed an agreement with V-Prep Visual Training. V-Prep offers A320 and B737NG pilots to train with an extensive video training package.

“V-Prep is a unique online training system for pilots wanting to develop their knowledge and skills on the A320 and B737-NG aircraft. Skilfully presented using a combination of 2D/3D animations, cockpit video footage and clear narrations it covers more than 180 different procedures for the A320 and B737NG. Videos include normal/abnormal and emergency procedures, aircraft systems (A320), flight control laws and protection. The videos show you what you should be doing, why and when.

Procedures practised only once every few years in a simulator can now be viewed as many times as desired, improving your performance during simulator training and examining.” shared V-Prep on its website.

Source: Pier Seven Aviation
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Middle East Airline Emirates Conduct Pilot Roadshow in Canada in July 2024

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Emirates’s pilot recruitment team is conducting a Pilot Roadshow in Canada taking place in the second half of July 2024. Emirates will discuss all aspects of the pilot recruitment process from application to assessment, life as an Emirates Pilot from training to rosters to the benefits and package. All interested pilots and their partners are welcome, no pre-registration required.

  • Montreal – 14th & 15th July 2024
  • Toronto – 16th & 17th July 2024
  • Vancouver – 19th & 20th July 2024

Source: Emirates (Talent Acquisition Partner Katherine Newman)
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Italian Flight School, Professional Aviation Academy, Achieves Middle East Certification for Comprehensive Airline Pilot Training

Professional Aviation/Professional Aviation Academy, one of the largest flight schools in Italy headquartered in Bologna, Italy, is thrilled to announce that they have successfully obtained GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) certification as an authorized provider of theoretical airline pilot training. This new certification complements our existing GCAA certification for practical flight training, enabling them to offer a complete, integrated training solution for aspiring airline pilots.

The GCAA certification, issued by the aviation authority of the United Arab Emirates, signifies its adherence to the highest standards of aviation training. With this certification, Professional Aviation Academy can now deliver both theoretical and practical training, providing their students with a seamless, holistic learning experience.

This certification is a game-changer for us,” said Capt. Vito Preti, CEO at Professional Aviation Academy. “Being recognized for both theoretical and practical training gives us a significant competitive advantage and positions us as a leader in global aviation training. We already have students from the United Arab Emirates studying with us, benefiting from our high standards of flight training.

This result adds a new international certification to the organisation and allows Professional Aviation Academy to attract a diverse international student base and to collaborate with global aviation stakeholders. It reaffirms its commitment to delivering exceptional aviation education and its continuous pursuit of excellence in meeting industry standards.

We are excited about the prospects this certification brings,” Capt. Vito Preti added. “It empowers us to provide world-class training and to equip the next generation of airline pilots with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the competitive aviation industry.

About Professional Aviation Academy
Professional Aviation Academy is a premier provider of aviation training, offering a full range of programs that include both theoretical and practical instruction for aspiring pilots. With cutting-edge facilities, a team of experienced instructors, and a steadfast commitment to excellence, we prepare our students to achieve their aviation dreams and succeed in their careers. 

Source: Professional Aviation Academy
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