ATR’s Paris Training Center, based near Charles de Gaulle airport, will soon benefit from the introduction of a brand-new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training.

The simulator, which will be EASA-certified, is due to commence operations as of November 2017. The OEM’s Paris Training Center is already equipped with an ATR 72-500 FFS, with this new addition continuing its customer support strategy to provide easy access to optimised pilot training solutions.

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Anderson, Senior Vice-President Programs and Customer Services of ATR, said, “ATR operators are expected to need about 1,000 new pilots per year in the coming years. Providing our customers with training solutions is essential to continue supporting their forthcoming regional expansion plans.”

Today, ATR has five training centers in Toulouse, Paris, Johannesburg, Singapore and Miami.