The Airbus Cockpit Experience (ACE) Trainer, a virtual and interactive cockpit simulator used in Airbus training centres for flight crew licensing courses, is now available for A330 operators.

The trainer has been welcomed by airlines, with agreements signed by several customers in Asia, Africa and Europe. The same approach is being developed for A320 aircraft, with an entry-into-service of the A320 ACE Trainer and the A320 ACE Suite service planned in 2019.

Benefits of the trainer include self-paced study from day-one in a virtual cockpit; knowledge retention; time savings on higher level training devices/simulators; and free play simulation for systems practice.