AeroTransCargo descend on Cardiff Sim centre

Global cargo charter airline AeroTransCargo (ATC) will put 60 pilots through Caerdav’s 747 simulator training centre at Cardiff Airport.

ATC will use Caerdav’s EASA-approved Boeing 747-400 aircraft simulators to provide its pilots with half-yearly recurrent training on the Queen of the Skies, which will include emergency procedures and technical testing.

This ensures those flying ATC’s fleet of four Boeing 747 freighters retain full compliance with EASA regulations. Each pilot will participate in four simulator sessions a year to maintain their high level of proficiency on the aircraft.

Caerdav’s sim provision includes full-motion simulators with visuals certified to Level D, to provide an exceptionally realistic experience.

"We need EASA-approved Boeing 747 aircraft simulators which are becoming increasingly more difficult to find," said Erik van der Pluijm, Training Manager, ATC. "But Caerdav was able to provide us with access to outstanding simulators and at a great facility."

AeroTransCargo provides international air freight transportation of general cargo, vehicles, live animals and pharmaceuticals. It also offers specialised services such as dangerous goods transport. Its multinational crew - drawn from both passenger and cargo airlines - fly routes around the globe, including into conflict zones.