23. June 2023
AXIS Flight Training Systems is adding to its installed base of Bombardier simulators with a new full flight simulator for the popular Challenger 350. This new Level D full flight simulator features a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced avionics system and a Van Halteren motion system, the first time AXIS has built a VHT system into one of its simulators. A head-up display can be added at a later date, enabling training for the new Challenger 3500. The new FFS is slated to be ready for training in September 2024, at which time it will be the 6th AXIS simulator in operation at Aviation Academy Austria.
Aviation Academy Austria CEO Michael Holy said, “To meet the growing training demand of operators, we decided to expand our portfolio to the mid-size business aircraft market. Knowing the high fidelity and reliability of the five AXIS units we already operate, this purchase was a logical next step. We’ve had a good relationship with AXIS for many years. This purchase will be a valuable addition to our other sims, providing new opportunities to customers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Aviation Academy Austria is continuing its growth path with its philosophy of providing individual training solutions for air operators and private individuals alike. The range of services includes ATO courses, as well as tailored instruction for operator recurrent training. Additionally, all simulators are available for dry lease.
AXIS developed and integrated all models for the new simulator. The requisite data was gathered in a flight test campaign with the actual aircraft. The simulator meets all requirements pursuant to EASA CSFSTD(A) Issue 2 FFS Level D.
AXIS CEO Niall Olver said, “We are quickly expanding our portfolio of bizjet simulators. The Bombardier Challenger 350 is an important type and we’re excited to be adding it. And naturally it’s always rewarding to get repeat business; it lets us know we’re on the right track.”
Founded in 2004 by pilots and engineers, Austria-based AXIS Flight Training Systems GmbH designs and manufactures the most advanced full flight simulators on the market. The company’s products are at the leading edge of technology, and meet and exceed EASA, FAA, and ICAO requirements. Offering exceptional realism, availability and efficiency, AXIS flight simulators are in use at many sites throughout the world. AXIS has locations in Austria, Canada and Hungary.
About Aviation Academy Austria
Aviation Academy Austria (AAA) near Vienna is a provider of professional pilot training for the airline and bizjet market. Besides its fleet of full flight simulators, various training devices and fixed base simulators, the company runs Austria’s largest airline pilot academy with more than 180 cadets in training.