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EL AL acquires B737-NG FTD from MPS

EL AL Israel Airlines and MPS have entered into definitive agreements for the delivery of an MPS B737-NG FTD1 Fixed Base Simulator. EL AL operates a substantial Boeing fleet and has an outstanding safety record. The MPS FTD will greatly assist EL AL in their training growth and the ability to further improve the quality of their new pilots. The MPS B737-NG simulator will be installed at the EL AL training facility in Tel Aviv later this year.

Captain Edo Sharon, chief pilot, Director Flight operations: “We are glad to be able to obtain an MPS simulator in our training center. This is the first professional MPS FTD in Israel setting a new standard for training quality in civil aviation: Our investment in the MPS B737-NG FTD marks the beginning of a new era in our use of fixed base simulator technology. The MPS product now defines the standard for build quality and fidelity for FTD’s and El Al anticipates that the MPS device will provide greater opportunities for our pilots to practice their manual handling skills in a relaxed training environment. These MPS simulator’s will be used in a variety of training and operational roles all designed to build on the industry leading safety standards which are the hallmark of El Al’s operation system”.

MPS’ President and founder Dick Verburg: “We are extremely happy to partner with EL AL and to supply an MPS simulator to this impressive airline. MPS believes to be able to contribute to EL AL’s efforts to train new pilots to the highest quality level. We are pleased that a major airline like EL AL is recognizing the value of the MPS simulators in this process. These cost effective yet high quality devices from MPS ensure the highest levels of training.”