Air Arabia has signed a new deal with TRU Simulation + Training to produce an A320 FFS X™ Level D full motion flight simulator.

TRU Simulation + Training will manufacture the A320 FFS X in its Montreal, Canada facility. Upon completion the new FFS X will undergo qualification by EASA CS-FSTD(A) for Level D use. The full flight simulator is slated for installation at Air Arabia's facility at the Sharjah Airport International in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates by the second quarter of this year.

"Air Arabia is committed to continuing to grow and serve the region's air travel needs," stated Adel Al Ali, Air Arabia's Group chief executive officer. "Having just expanded our route to include more than 115 destinations and our fleet size by 42 new Airbus A320 aircraft, we are highly focused on providing the highest quality pilot training. This new announcement is an addition to Air Arabia's existing flight simulator at its base in Sharjah International Airport and will support our efforts in providing state-of-the-art flight training devices and the ability to train our pilot locally."