Airways Aviation announces the installation and operation of the first of a number of new ALSIM AL42 – FNPT II Simulators at its aviation academy in Montpellier, France to coincide with the arrival of the first cohort of the German Air Force cadets under the recent Airways Aviation and CAE Security & Defence partnership.
Airways Aviation provides the initial flight training to the German Air Force under a long-term contract signed with CAE GmbH, the leading provider of training solutions to the military forces. Training will be conducted between the Airways Aviation, Montpellier facilities in France and a brand-new Bremen airport facility in Germany and will include academic, simulator and practical flying to Luftwaffe cadets.
“The introduction of the AL42, added to our existing ALSIM simulator fleet, reinforces the established collaboration with ALSIM in providing the best training experience to our cadets. All our students can expect only the highest standard of training either in actual flight and in simulator training devices” says Airways Aviation President – Mauro Calvano.
The new AL42 simulator will also be utilised under a new Airways Aviation and CAE Civil contract to train CAE students at their Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) phase of their ATPL training. The state-of-the-art AL42 is the exact replica of the DA 42 aircraft and has been added to the existing Airways Aviation line-up of 5 other SIM’s currently operating under the French ATO. Airways Aviation own and operate the largest fleet of Diamond Aircraft in Europe and the largest privately owned Diamond fleet in the world and both Airways Aviation and CAE students will benefit from only the very best training experience in Montpellier.
“Airways Aviation has been in the process of rapidly scaling up its training operations and increasing capacity and capability and we take great pride in being able to align and partner with CAE as the undisputed world best to deliver the top-end quality of training Airways Aviation have also become globally recognised for. ALSIM is a leader in providing Ab Initio training solutions and their simulators are capable of allowing us to deliver the comprehensive and complete training program required. Airways Aviation – ESMA has collaborated with ALSIM for many years, and we forecast steady growth and further utilisation of the range of first class ALSIM simulator products” says Romy Hawatt – Founder & Chairman – Airways Aviation Group.
Nicolas FABRIES, ALSIM’s Sales Account Manager, commented: “It’s been a great pleasure to collaborate with Captain Mauro Calvano and his team for the last couple of months, and we are very proud of this new step in the relationship between ALSIM and Airways Aviation. Being the owner of the largest Diamond fleet in Europe, Airways Aviation needed a Diamond simulator with the highest level of fidelity possible. Following a thorough market research, the AL42 came up as the best choice for Airways Aviation to meet their fast-growing training needs, and we want to thank them for their renewed confidence towards ALSIM. We can’t wait to see the first students flying in the sim.”