January 20, 2014
First ATR ‘-600’ flight simulator qualified in Latin America
ATR announced the set-up of the very first ATR ‘-600 series’ Flight Simulator in Latin America. The Full Flight Simulator (FFS) is located at the training facilities of the Colombian carrier Avianca, in Bogota, and has recently obtained certification from both Europe’s EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and Colombia’s UAEAC (Civil Aviation Special Administrative Unit). The FFS features an electric-pneumatic motion system allowing for silent operation and reduced power consumption, and a front projection collimated 200°x40° visual display system. The FFS is configured for training on the newest ATR 72-600 series version, and besides Avianca, is also available to all the other ATR -600 series operators in the Latin America and Caribbean region.