Rex’s 737NG simulator moved to Sydney

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MRO DubaiAustralian regional carrier Rex announced its Boeing 737NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) has received certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and is now ready for use. The Level D FFS can be configured for 737-700 & 737-800 variants and is approved for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

The Rex FFS was originally housed at Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) facilities in Brisbane. When the term expired in 2023, AAT refused to extend the term and gave Rex the option of either selling the simulator to AAT or removing the simulator. Rex chose not to give in to coercion and so began construction of its own purpose-built simulator centre next to Rex Head Office at Mascot, Sydney.

Rex General Manager of Flight Operations & Chief Pilot, Paul Fisher, said, “It is pleasing to see the FFS being commissioned on schedule in its new location and flying better than before due to new hydraulic and electrical components installed. This is an important milestone in supporting the growth of our 737 fleet and clearly demonstrates the commitment of the Rex Board and Management to safety by investing in this critical piece of training infrastructure. As well as adding synergies to our own training requirements the simulator also provides training opportunities for external operators both inside and outside of Australia,” Fisher added.

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of Saab 340 and Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 56 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator), the Australian Airline Pilot Academy with campuses in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat, and propeller maintenance organisation, Australian Aerospace Propeller Maintenance. Rex is also a 50% shareholder of National Jet Express (NJE), a premier Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO), charter and freight operator.

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