First Airbus simulator supporting A320neo training in China ready for operation
The first A320 full simulator upgradable to support the flight training of A320neo was put into operation today at the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, a joint venture between Airbus China and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS).
Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre is part of an Airbus global training and support network, dedicated to provide Airbus aircraft operators with training and support around the clock throughout the year.
Since it received the first group of pilot trainees in October 1997, the center has trained crews from more than 30 airlines worldwide. Over 24,000 professionals, including pilots, cabin attendants, maintenance technicians, performance/operations personnel and structure technicians have been trained there.
The 12,300-square-metre training center is equipped with four full flight simulators for Airbus aircraft, three for the A320 Family and one for the A330/A340 Family. It also manages the daily operation and maintenance work for an EC225 helicopter simulator, which belongs to Eurocopter, another subsidiary of EADS.