FlightSafety International has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways and Jambojet to install a full flight simulator for the Dash 8-400 aircraft in Kenya. This will be FlightSafety’s first installation of a full flight simulator for the aircraft in Africa. Dash 8-400 aircraft are manufactured by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”).
The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator will be used by Jambojet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kenya Airways, to train their pilots. It will also be used by other airlines based in Africa, and by FlightSafety to provide instructor-led courses. The simulator will be installed at the Kenya Airways Pride Center in Nairobi, and will be qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority following installation.
“Jambojet and other airlines that operate the aircraft will benefit from having local access to the simulator,” said Steve Gross, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “It will help to increase proficiency by enabling pilots to train more often and reduce overall training costs.”
With its acquisition of the Dash 8 aircraft program, Longview Aviation Capital has re-launched De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited. De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes sales and production of the Dash 8-400 aircraft as well as support for the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft.