For Simnest Aviation, this year's Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) marks a milestone for more than one reason. On one hand, it will be the first time that the simulator manufacturer – already well known in the European market – will be present in Asia, and on the other hand, Simnest Aviation will officially launch its new product, the Simnest A320 AATD on the APATS.
However, Simnest Aviation is best known in the aviation industry for its high-fidelity Airbus A320 FNPT II APS MCC simulators. At APATS three Simnest products will be offered to the aviation professionals of Asia-Pacific region: the aforementioned flagship product the Simnest A320 FNPT II APS MCC, its upgraded version to the FTD level, and the new Simnest A320 AATD that will be officially launched to the public for the first time at APATS.
Simnest’s Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) is a vivid resemblance of the Airbus A320 aircraft both in its design and behavior. It includes all the necessary hardware and software characteristics that their clients need to provide a qualitative systems and procedures training or to ease off the transition to Airbus A320 for non-type rated pilots.
Despite the abbreviation AATD in its name, core instruments are the same as in the Simnest’s flagship product A320 FNPT II APS MCC simulator, all its hardware are physical with tactile switches, and what is more, the same software ensures its operation as well. Thanks to the mostly unchanged main elements, the cadets can experience the realistic behavior of the Airbus A320 in a high-fidelity environment.
There are four main differences between the A320 AATD and its flagship product, the A320 FNPT II APS MCC simulator. The AATD version comes without an enclosed cockpit, the visual system contains either an ultra-wide or two smaller displays instead of the high-definition direct projection system, and it is not equipped with OEM parts. On the other hand, the price is what distinguishes the A320 AATD from the A320 FNPT II MCC, which is a factor of paramount importance to owners and management.
More information on the above three Simnest products will be available from Simnest Aviation staff in person at APATS 2023, booth #207. Make sure to visit their booth, as they have arrived with a very special offer exclusively for APATS participants!