Alpha Aviation Academy: Mps’ First Customer in the Gcc

Following Alpha Aviation Academy UAE’s awarding of a contract to MPS in March 2020 for the supply of its first simulator in the GCC, the MPS team has successfully installed the cutting-edge A320 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD – Fixed Base) at the Academy’s state-of-the-art training centre located nearby Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The FSTD is equipped with both Classic CFM-ceo and the new CFM-neo LEAP® engine options by the world-renowned Airbus A320 engine provider and global leading supplier of jet engines for commercial airplanes, CFM International. The simulator has an advanced RSI visual system that delivers razor-sharp images with vivid colours supported by 1920 x 1200 high-definition resolution of high-detail airports including:

  • Sharjah International Airport
  • Dubai International Airport
  • Cairo International Airport
  • Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Amsterdam Airport Schipol
  • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Gatwick Airport

The delivery took less than six months and is considered to be an excellent feat and timeframe managed by the MPS. The Airbus A320 FSTD will allow Alpha Aviation to provide additional capacity for its Type-Rating and MPL training for pilots. MPS previously installed an A320 FSTD at Alpha Aviation Group in Clarke, Philippines.

AAA’s General Manager, Captain Nadhem AlHamad: “We are very happy to partner with MPS to acquire a sophisticated device with the latest Airbus A320 2.0 simulator standard which is currently the highest and most-advanced in the market. Alpha Aviation will be utilising the new simulator for the Basic Phase of the MPL training programme and extending its services to pilots who can benefit from refresher trainings during such unprecedented times.”

MPS’ Chief Executive Officer, Captain Philip Adrian: “MPS is excited to expand its partnership with Alpha Aviation, one of our long-standing customers. We have supplied our A320 FSTD-2 together with various new innovations in aviation training software. We look forward to working with Captain AlHamad and his team to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.”