Airbus’ training center in Denver Colorado is now home to its second A320neo full flight simulator (FFS). The A320 CEO/NEO simulator just achieved Level D certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
This new simulator, which covers all four CEO/NEO engine types*, complements the two existing A320ceo FFS and one A320neo FFS already installed in the Denver Airbus Training Center. At full capability, the center will operate six full-flight simulators – the two A320ceo FFS plus four new A320neo FFS to support customers in the Americas. Along with the newest Level D simulator, the facility also provides the latest A320 Flat Panel Trainer to support training for a variety of customers.
“This important milestone for our Denver Training Center reflects our ambition to deliver the most comprehensive flight training services in the industry. Our increasing footprint aims at providing pragmatic and tailored services closer to our customers. We are pleased for this key achievement” said Joe Houghton, Airbus Vice President of Training & Flight Operations Support.
The Airbus Training Center in Denver is part of the growing Airbus Global Training Network currently comprising 18 locations. Its state-of-the-art 38,000 square-foot training complex is the second customized Airbus training facility in the United States. The Training Center offers pilot training for A320 family aircraft.
Airbus has been providing flight crew, maintenance, cabin crew and structure training to the Americas from its Miami, Mexico and Brazil-based training centers. The addition of the Denver Training Center helps meet projected long-term market growth in the Americas. The Airbus Global Services Forecast calls for over 550,000 new pilots to be trained over the next 20 years, including 127 000 new pilots in the Americas
*Note: The four CEO/NEO engine types comprise: V2500 and CFM56-5 (CEO); PW1100G and LEAP-1A (NEO).
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