Simloc Flight Simulation has launched a new pilot training device, the A320 SR FTD 1 and FTD 2 MCC, with a launching commercial strategy, which includes a pay-per-use financial system.

This Airbus A320 FSTD has been developed for pilot training from ab initio to recurrent. Both hardware and software are designed and manufactured by Simloc and can be customized.

Hardware components emulate real aircraft parts, reducing acquisition costs and simplifying maintenance tasks. Their reliability enables a 24/7 operability. But the main difference and strength of this FTD lies in the Software, based on Airbus Standard Software Packages (SSP) and tested by SFI/TRI/TRE pilots in accordance with usual training requirements.

Technical and Training data are in accordance with ICAO 9625 (4th Ed.), EASA CS-FSTD(a) and FAA 14 CFR Part 60 regulation. For the visual system, Simloc offers two configurations: direct view or collimated.

Taking advantage of the introduction of this new FTD, Simloc incorporated a new system to the conventional payment ways, the Pay Per Use (PPU). “To avoid big expenditures, which require (financing) in most cases, Simloc proposes other (ways with) the pay per use,” Carlos Pérez, CEO, says. “With this system, the customer does not pay a single penny until the device is operational and even then, payment is made by quotas associated with a minimum number of hours of simulator use,” Pérez continues. “Really what we do is sharing the project’s risks with our customers and accompany them in its success. This is Simloc’s fundamental strength and we demonstrate it with our commitment.”