Gulf Aviation Academy has received dual Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the joint different A320ceo and A320neo engines types as well as UPRT training capabilities. This brings the total count of devices ready for this training to two and capable of handling regional high demand for it.  

The new device will now include training for the new engine types and will allow GAA to serve all the Middle Eastern carriers who have recently taken delivery of their neo fleets in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, and others.

Osama Al Sayed, Senior Manager Strategic Planning commented: “This dual seal of approval allows GAA to offer two new and distinct training products which is mandated by the operators. Although similar, the -ceo and -neo aircraft types have a shared cockpit but the newer engines means changes in limitations such as weight, speeds, time for engines to warm/cool, and other display properties that pilots need to train in, in order to be professional on both types. With EASA’s approvals we can now offer a training product not only attractive to Bahrain and the GCC region but also to airlines based in Europe.”