Hua Ou Aviation Training Center in Beijing, a joint venture of Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. has commissioned its first A320 full flight simulator that is upgradeable to support flight training for the A320neo.

The new simulator, which will use the flight training of current A320 aircraft, can be easily upgraded to support the Airbus A320neo, said Raymond Lim, Hua Ou general manager.

The A320neo will enter service in 2015, and ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd signed an agreement with Airbus for 20 A320neos in August.

The simulator is also the fourth FFS for Airbus aircraft in the training center, including three for the A320 family and one for A330 and A340 family aircraft.