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ATR expands its training capacities in Paris

Tuesday 13 June 2017

An ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator will be installed in the Paris Training Center

Toulouse, June 13th, 2017 – The world’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR will be adding a brand new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to its Paris Training Center. Manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training, this new simulator will allow crew members to receive training on the ATR 72-600. The simulator will be EASA-certified and will start operations as of November 2017.
 
Thanks to this brand new FFS, ATR will provide its customers and operators with extended capacities for training. Based near Charles de Gaulle airport, the Paris Training Center is ideally located close to one of Europe’s main hubs, where connections from and to all worldwide destinations are possible. The Paris Training Center is already equipped with an ATR 72-500 FFS. This extension falls in line with ATR’s customer support strategy to provide easy access to optimised pilot training solutions for its customers.  
 
Commenting on the announcement, Tom Anderson, Senior Vice-President Programs and Customer Services of ATR, said: “ATR operators are expected to need about 1,000 new pilots per year in the coming years. Providing our customers with training solutions is essential to continue supporting their forthcoming regional expansion plans. ATR will continue to add training capacity to adapt quickly to global demand and remain the regional leader worldwide.”
 
Today, ATR has five training centers in Toulouse, Paris, Johannesburg, Singapore and Miami. The latter opened in February 2017 to respond to the increasing presence of ATRs in the region. With seven simulators in total, ATR is delivering more than 100,000 training hours per year. 

About TRU Simulation + Training
TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, pilot and maintenance training, military mission training, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.com.

About ATR:

European turboprop manufacturer ATR is the world leader in the regional aviation market. ATR designs, manufactures and delivers aircraft, with its fleet encompassing some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries. The ATR 42 and the ATR 72 are the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat category. With continuous improvement as a driving force, ATR produces cutting edge, comfortable and versatile turboprops that help airlines expand their horizons by creating more than 100 new routes every year. Compared with other turboprops, ATRs offer an advantage of 40% on fuel burn, 20% on trip cost and 10% on seat cost, whilst offering the lowest noise emissions. ATR is an equal partnership between leading aerospace firms Airbus and Leonardo and benefits from a large global customer support network allowing it to deliver innovative services and solutions to its clients and operators all over the world. For more information, please visit http://www.atr-aircraft.com. Follow us on Twitter - #ATRLeads
 

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