Spatial, a provider of cabin crew training simulators, is opening a U.S. office near Los Angeles, California to support its client base and expansion plans. The new office will be Spatial’s first permanent presence in the U.S. and, the company says, will help alleviate the issue of a 12-hour time difference between the U.S. and Dubai to provide round-the-clock technical support to Spatial’s global client base and deliver stronger ties with North American customers.

The company says it will announce the product and service offerings from its U.S. base soon. Marc Van den Broucque, Managing Director at Spatial said: “Following our rapid expansion over the past few years, we feel this is the right time to set up our operations in the US, which is a key and growing market for us…Our US presence will further this aim by allowing us to offer true 24/7 global support and reduce call-out times to our customers worldwide.”