Brisbane, Australia-based Southern Pacific Flight Training has become a new customer of AXIS Flight Training Systems after ordering an ATR 72-600 full flight simulator (FFS).

The simulator, which will be certified to CASA and EASA Level D FFS standards and feature ATR’s New Avionic Suite standards 2.1 and 3 (convertible), is scheduled for delivery in January 2019.

Jean-Luc Laydevant from AXIS Switzerland commented, “This transaction with Southern Pacific Flight Training is a result of AXIS’ strong drive and momentum towards international expansion, with a focus on the Asia Pacific region in particular.”

“The ATR 72-600 airliner, a twin-engine turboprop, is especially popular in the Asia Pacific region for short-haul regional and inter-island journeys,” commented David Cohen, CEO of Southern Pacific Flight Training. “AXIS’ simulator will enable us to fulfil the training needs of multiple airline customers we have signed in the region. Additionally, as the aviation industry in the region continues to grow it will help us address the ever-increasing demand to train more pilots.”

The news follows the recent announcement of a new executive team at AXIS.