Ansett Aviation Training and Universal partner for King Air simulator

King Air

Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) and Universal Training Systems (UTS) have located a new King Air simulator at the Sunshine Coast Airport and announced their launch customer.The King Air simulator can be converted into the 350i and also the B200 version. The new simulator will be situated in the UTS facility at the Sunshine Coast Airport in Queensland. It is set to be available from November 2016.

The two companies have announced that the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Queensland is the launch customer for the simulator.

Nino Di Marco, chief executive of RFDS in Queensland, said: “Being able to conduct the training of our pilots and engineers at the Sunshine Coast Airport allows the Royal Flying Doctor Service to significantly reduce the expenditure and time that would otherwise be incurred with having to perform this training at an alternate location whilst ensuring that the training that pilots receive is world class.”

David Garside, chief executive of AAT, added: “Simulator training is an important piece of any aviation operation and it speaks volumes that such an iconic brand as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which is globally recognised for their commitment to both service and safety, has chosen to trust Ansett and Universal with this critical aspect of their business.”

Universal will be providing a client specific training syllabus as well as regulation check and training.