MPS has been awarded a contract by Frontier Airlines for two A320 FAA level 5 FTDs with a purchase option of three additional devices. Both simulators are expected to be installed at the Airbus Aurora training center located in Denver, Colorado, United States, which mainly exists to support Frontier training at this time. MPS installation will take place in late 2023 with support from RSi Simulations.
Frontier Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet of more than 120 aircraft, the largest A320neo family fleet in the U.S, says the company. They are an ‘ultra-low cost carrier,’ providing affordable travel across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Frontier’s mission to fly greener spans every aspect of their operations and MPS devices will specifically support environmentally conscious decisions in training.
Philip Adrian, MPS Chief Executive Officer said: “MPS is very proud to partner with Frontier, one of the leading airlines in the United States regarding their view of advanced pilot training and qualification. Frontier is also an organization which shares the desire of MPS to fly greener. MPS devices are not only much more energy efficient than FFS devices, but we have also invested in a new roof on our factory, complete with an array of solar panels to offset total power usage and build the FTDs with green energy only.”
“Frontier is pleased to enter into this agreement to enhance our training capabilities,” said Brad Lambert, Frontier’s Vice President of Flight Operations, “MPS has found the right balance between price point, quality, and functionality. We look forward to incorporating these devices into our future training footprint, and gaining the benefits these devices bring to enhance both the quality and quantity of advanced training we can provide to our pilots in support of our future growth.”