AXIS BOOSTS CUSTOMER BASE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC
Zurich, Switzerland – 14th December, 2017: AXIS Flight Training Systems, the independend flight simulator manufacturer, has enhanced its offering in the Asia-Pacific region with the signing of Southern Pacific Flight Training as a new customer.
Southern Pacific Flight Training, based in Brisbane, Australia, will receive AXIS’ ATR 72-600 full flight simulator (FFS) by January 2019.
Jean-Luc Laydevant, from AXIS Switzerland, says: “This transaction with Southern Pacific Flight Training is a result of AXIS’ strong drive and momentum towards international expansion, with a focus on the Asia Pacific region in particular. AXIS is positioned as a premium quality simulator manufacturer at market price, delivering superior value and service to our customers.”
The simulator will be certified to CASA and EASA Level D FFS standards, the highest standards of FFS qualification currently available. It will also feature ATR New Avionic Suite standards 2.1 and 3 (convertible).
David Nolan, AXIS Finance, adds: “Having the in-house capability to finance projects means that AXIS can deliver flexible offers and a one-stop shop to customers looking to purchase FFS and other training tools. With this latest transaction, we are pursuing our growth strategy whilst ensuring we provide Southern Pacific Flight Training and all of our customers with a high-quality service.”
David Cohen, CEO, Southern Pacific Flight Training, says: “The ATR 72-600 airliner, a twin-engine turboprop, is especially popular in the Asia Pacific region for short-haul regional and inter-island journeys. The simulator will enable us to fulfil the training needs of multiple airline customers we have signed in region. Additionally, as the aviation industry in the region continues to grow it will help us address the ever-increasing demand to train more pilots.”