IFA and Simnest have signed an agreement through which Simnest will deliver to IFA a new A320 FNPT II MCC simulator. This new device will enhance IFA’s MCC and Type Rating training curriculum, and with this arrangement, IFA and Simnest will expand accessibility of high-quality flight training to commercial aviation students.

"The change in the training environment is real and the industry is demanding a better approach to the flight deck procedures used in the real airline world,” said José Madeira, president and CEO of IFA International Flight Academy. “Those include airline SOPs, a better selection of cadets, and shorter line training. We are sure that through real cockpit and system procedures like the ones included in our APS-MCC program, we will give our students the leverage they need to be successful when entering the job market.”

Besides its ease of use and the immediate availability of support services, the fact that Simnest provides an FNPT II APS MCC simulator with a high-fidelity Airbus 320 environment equipped with OEM parts was a decisive argument for the management of IFA.

The in house developed software environment of Simnest allows the simulator to be operated without a technician and also includes outstanding features such as the one-button start-up / shut-down and the instant repositioning of the aircraft. The new high fidelity Simnest Airbus A320 FNTP II APS MCC device of IFA is going to be installed this July.