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Comair contracts MPS for B737 NG FTD

Groenekan, The Netherlands, June 28th, 2016

Comair Limited and Multi Pilot Simulations (MPS) have entered into definitive agreements for the delivery of an MPS B737-NG FTD1 Fixed Base Simulator to Comair’s Training Centre (CTC). This FTD will greatly assist Comair in training young pilots.

The MPS B737-NG simulator will be installed at the Comair Training Centre, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this year.  

Comair Manager Commercial Operations, Capt. Glen Warden “We are delighted with the addition of the MPS simulator to our Comair Training Centre. This is the first professional MPS FTD in South Africa setting a new standard for training quality in civil aviation, compliant with EASA FSTD certification criteria. Our decision to invest in the MPS B737-NG FTD-1 to augment our Full Flight Simulators (FFS’s) has been based on our philosophy of providing our airline customers with the most realistic training environment possible. We aim to increase productivity in training, whilst optimising our resources in an effort to satisfy our burgeoning training demand. Our training centre is renowned for its high standards and a “no compromise” approach to the training where safety is paramount. The MPS FTD was specifically chosen for its ruggedness, fidelity and reliability thus offering our client base greater flexibility and affordability in training. Unlike typical MCC/JOC devices, the FTD can be utilised not only for basic MCC/JOC tasks and systems orientation, but in addition for legal training credits toward a type rating, instrument rating training and LOFT orientated command preparation.”

MPS’ President and founder, Dick Verburg: “We are extremely happy to be partnering with Comair. Comair has an impeccable track record and we certainly believe that through the addition of the Fixed Base Simulator to the training centre, MPS will contribute positively to efforts in this area of Comair’s business. We are pleased that Comair has recognised the value of the MPS simulators and the contribution these devices can make towards providing the highest levels of training whilst maintaining the balance between high quality and cost effectiveness.”

About Comair
Comair Limited is a South African aviation and travel company, offering scheduled and non-scheduled airline services within South Africa, Sub- Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, as its main business. The company operates under its low-fare airline brand, kulula.com, as well as under the British Airways livery, as part of its British Airways Plc. licence agreement. Managed and owned by South Africans through its listing on the JSE, Comair has been operating successfully in this country since 1946. Comair is the only known airline to have achieved operating profits for 69 consecutive years and has a safety record which is internationally recognised.

For more information on Comair, visit www.comair.co.za