EgyptAir becomes 1st African airline to add Airbus A320Neo simulator to training academy

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The EgyptAir Training Academy announced it will launch a new Airbus A320neo simulator in mid-November, the first African airline to do so. The installation will occur with the approval of EASA FSTD Issue 2 Level D, and features engines (IAE V2527-A5 CEO/CFM 56-5B4 CEO/ CFM LEAP-1A26 NEO) designed and manufactured completely by L3 Harris apparatus.

The move comes as part of its emphasis on leadership, making it an international centre specialised in the various fields of training. It also reflects the airline’s keenness to keep pace with the highest international standards in the air transport industry.

Additionally, the simulator Airbus-A220-300 will start operations in mid-February, with the approval of EASA FFS LEVEL D. It comes with an engine (PW1524G) completely designed and manufactured by FlightSafety.

It is worth noting that operating these advanced simulators is great support for the Academy to attract new customers. It also reflects its interest in expanding and targeting more pilots from African, Middle Eastern, European, as well as Indian airlines.

In a related context, the academy is constantly looking to develop and improve training, by integrating new technologies into its full set of training simulators.

This step is also in line with the strategy of modernising EgyptAir Holding Company’s aviation fleet. This also requires the upgrade of simulators in the academy by operating new types that can help the academy provide training services at the highest level of technology and quality.

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