IFA acquired a new Flight Simulator
On September 4, the IFA acquired a new flight simulator, class FNPT II, completing another step in its strategy to modernize the flight school.
“IFA acquired a new flight simulator, an acquisition that was scheduled for 2018, it’s a huge investment that will allow a very significant increase in the quality of our training, “says Luis Giraldes, IFA’s Marketing Director. “An essential training tool that enables students to acquire skills in a wide range of aircraft ranging from single-engine and twin-engine to analog or digital panel as well as specific models such as ATR, Cessna Citation and Airbus 320″.
The AlSim ALX acquired by the IFA is an EASA CS-FSTD A – FNPT II MCC class simulator, which allows to substitute flight hours per simulated flight hours in the PPL, CPL-Time, IR-ME course up to 40 hours and MCC. In MPL courses its use covers Phases 1 and 2 for a total of 135 hours.
“Besides the operational costs reduction, always taking into account, the great advantage lies in the quality of the training since the simulator enables the training of situations and emergencies difficult to recreate in a real airplane, as well as exposing the students to different scenarios helping to develop their decision-making capacity in real cases. All this process in a controlled environment and with capacity of repetition of exercises until the student reaches the desired level”.
The simulator installation and setup is scheduled for next December, followed by ANAC’s certification where IFA expects to be operational as early as the beginning of January, allowing to cover the two Integrated ATPL courses that IFA has undergoing.
“After several testing visits and demonstrations, we decided on AlSim’s ALX simulator since we have confidence in the company’s credibility and in the quality of its products “, according to Luis Giraldes,” Alsim has been operating in the market for 23 years and has been present in 48 countries. In addition, the ALX model complied with all of our decision parameters which also included component modularity. In this case the acquisition is made including FMS, the complex overhead panel and the medium jet throttle quadrant”.
IFA Aviation Training Center is an authorized training center (ATO), which offers courses for Pilots and Cabin Crew. It covers various types of courses, ranging from Ab initio, Integrated ATPL (A), ATPL (A) Modular, ATPL (A) e-Learning, Type Ratings, Cabin Crew, Revalidations / Renewal of qualifications and recurrent training. As a training center specialized in Type Qualification courses, it’s certified in B737, B757 / 767, B777, A320, Hawker 900XP and ATR42 / 72, having trained over 700 pilots in Type Qualifications in the last 20 years. IFA also provides advice to pilots seeking the conversion of their licenses (ICAO, FAA and EASA).