ALSIM in deal with Philippine training group
ALSIM said it has signed a deal to provide a AL172 flight simulator to Alpha Aviation Group, a training company based in Pampanga, Philippines. The AL172 is a replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and is equipped with the ALSIM High Definition Visual System (HDVS). The AL172, due to the HDVS, provides students with the sense of motion in a fixed-base device. This immersion and depth perception allow the simulator to be used for basic PPL training, cutting down time and costs required in an aircraft, in addition to instrument and other flight training. Financial details were not disclosed.
Alpha Aviation Group specialises in cadet assessment and selection, type ratings and flagship ab initio cadet programs. The domestic and Southeast Asian markets are served from Alpha’s base in the Philippines where they operate an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and a certified Type Rating Training Organisation (TRTO) for the Airbus A320.
It also has the only EASA-certified Level D Airbus A320 and A330/340 Full Flight Simulators in its Philippine platform. The Middle East region is served by Alpha Aviation Academy UAE, a joint venture with Air Arabia in Sharjah UAE. In June 2017, AAG formed a strong partnership with Philippine Airlines which involves leasing the company’s first ever CAE A330/340 Full Flight Simulator in the Philippines.