HAVELSAN’s Boeing B737MAX Full Flight Simulator (FFS), operated by Turkish Airlines, achieved European EASA Level D certification.
Being the one and only simulator manufacturer in Türkiye, HAVELSAN carried its 40 years of experience in the military field to the civilian field with the delivery of EASA Level D certified Boeing 737-800 NG Simulator to Turkish Airlines in 2017. After the contract signed in 2018, including a total of 11 A320 CEO NEOs and Boeing 737 Max FFS and FTD Simulators, mass production started.
Along with the delivery of the simulator, the company has achieved the next significant milestone to broader its pilot training tools attractiveness to airlines and training centers around the globe. HAVELSAN, which will start Airbus A320 CEO/NEO FFS factory tests in May, aims to obtain EASA Level D Certification in the third quarter of 2023. With these simulators to be delivered, the company will have the opportunity to offer its users simulator solutions for all narrow body aircrafts.
Bilal Ekşi, CEO of Turkish Airlines, said, "As the airline that reaches to more countries and international destinations of the world than any other, we expand our fleet steadily to meet the need of increasing demand while improving our training capacity by a significant amount. With this in mind, we have put our trust in HAVELSAN, one of the world's leading flight simulation manufacturers, to install three Airbus A320 FFS and two Boeing 737 Max FFS. We are glad to achieve European EASA Level D certification for our simulator and we hope to continue our long-term cooperation.”