ATR officially inaugurated its new Training Center in Miami, Florida, on 21st February. The new facility is equipped with a new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for ATR -600 series aircraft, provided by CAE. The new ATR Training Center, located at the Airbus training premises, is especially oriented to current and future ATR operators on the American continent.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the fleet of ATR aircraft has doubled within the last decade, and the number of ATR -600s is expected to exceed 100 aircraft within the next three years. The opening of this new training facility at one of the key hubs in America is in line with ATR’s customer support strategy aiming to provide pilot training solutions close to its customers.
The new Miami facility brings to five the number of ATR training centres, alongside Toulouse, Paris, Singapore and Johannesburg. The company says it currently delivers over 100,000 training hours and trains over 3,500 pilots each year on its different programmes.
Miami will apply the same standards and provide the same training courses as Toulouse, including Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) for ATR -600s. The Training Centre in Miami holds both EASA and FAA Part 142 Certifications.