Simulator Manufacturer, HAVELSAN, Announces Its B737 Max FFS Achieves EASA Level D Certification

06th May 2023

Ankara, Türkiye headquartered simulator manufacturer HAVELSAN announced that its Boeing B737MAX Full Flight Simulator (FFS) operated by Turkish Airlines achieved European EASA Level D certification.

Being the one and only simulator manufacturer in Türkiye, HAVELSAN carried its 40 years of experience in the military field to the civilian field with the delivery of EASA Level D certified Boeing737-800 NG Simulator to Turkish Airlines in 2017. After the contract signed in 2018, including a total of 11 A320 CEO NEOs and Boeing 737 Max FFS and FTD Simulators, mass production started. Along with the delivery of the simulator, the company has achieved the next significant milestone to broader its pilot training tools attractiveness to airlines and training centers around the globe. HAVELSAN, which will start Airbus A320 CEO/NEO FFS factory tests in May, aims to obtain EASA Level D Certification in the third quarter of 2023. With these simulators to be delivered, the company will have the opportunity to offer its users state of the art simulator solutions for all narrow body aircraft. Securing its position in the simulation field, the company is attracting attention globally, following the successful delivery to the national flag carrier of Türkiye, Turkish Airlines.

Mehmet Akif Nacar, Ph.D. CEO of HAVELSAN, stated the contentedness of achieving European EASA Level D certification for Boeing 737 Max FFS. “Many hours of effort has been put on the manufacturing of our simulator to create a world-class pilot training tool for airlines and training centers. Working with one of the world-class airlines is also a great honor for us. We are looking forward to further cooperation with Turkish Airlines, the most prominent global side of our country, said Nacar.

Bilal Ekşi, CEO of Turkish Airlines, said, “As the national flag carrier of our country, we are proud to have been carrying our flag to each corner of the world for many years. As the airline that reaches to more countries and international destinations of the world than any other, we expand our fleet steadily to meet the need of increasing demand while improving our training capacity by a significant amount. With this in mind we have put our trust in HAVELSAN, one of the world’s leading flight simulation manufacturers, to install three Airbus A320 FFS and two Boeing 737 Max FFS. We are glad to achieve European EASA Level D certification for our simulator and we hope to continue our long-term cooperation.”

Taking its stance in the simulation industry for 40 years, HAVELSAN is dedicated to meet the needs of Flight Simulator Training Devices both domestically and internationally, and continues to provide advanced solutions to its customers. The company is currently actively seeking additional airline or training center operators to share information about its products and the unique offering that it can provide.


HAVELSAN offers new generation of technologies from end to end with 40 years of experience in the field of defense, simulation, ICT, homeland security and cyber security.

Source: HAVELSAN Press Release
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