April 28, 2014
Official opening of Rex’s flight simulator
Regional Express (Rex) celebrated the official opening of its SAAB 340 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) on April 28th. The opening ceremony was held in Wagga Wagga at its cadet pilot academy, the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA), in conjunction with a Rex Cadet graduation ceremony. The simulator was acquired from FlightSafety International in May 2013. A purpose-built training facility has been constructed at AAPA where the simulator is installed. It obtained certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) on 16 April 2014. The new simulator centre is a further investment by Rex in its pilot training academy in Wagga Wagga. Rex has invested $28.5m in its academy, making it the most modern pilot training facility in Australia.