VA Airline Training is to become the launch customer for Multi Pilot Simulations’ (MPS) forthcoming Airbus A320neo.

The agreement was made on the same day that VA officially took ownership of its first MPS-built Airbus simulator – an A320ceo – at its Cambridge Airport Training Centre, following a nine-day installation process.

The A320neo (new engine option) aircraft family is a development of the original A320 and comprises the baseline A320neo as well as the smaller A319neo and the larger A321neo. As the name suggests, the main difference between the A320neo and the original A320 – now renamed A320ceo (current engine option) – is its all-new engines, which are significantly larger whilst also being quieter and more fuel-efficient.