Urbana, IL. OxfordSaudia, a CAE Authorized Training Center has placed an order for two Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) from Frasca International, Inc. The two FTDs will be configured as DA40NG and DA42-VI aircraft and will be located at Dammam International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
Both FTDs will feature high fidelity cockpits including Garmin G1000 NXi, GFC 700 AP, Frasca’s TruVision Global visual system with custom database featuring KFIA airport and 220 degree display system and Frasca’s Simplicity IOS with cab. The devices will be used for Ab Initio Flight Training in order to prepare pilots for the A320 or 737 Type training conducted by OxfordSaudia to complete the students readiness for an air carrier in Saudi Arabia.
“It was important to choose devices that offer the highest degree of realism in order to maximize the efficiency of the training in a state-of-the-art program. We want only the best for our students in every area of the training program and the choice of flight simulators for OxfordSaudia had to match our philosophy for selection of our training partners, staffing and equipment. We are uncompromising in providing the students and instructors with only those products that have the latest technology from companies with a long history of providing the highest level of quality, maintenance support and service and Frasca meets those requirements.” stated Captain Larry Wade, Chief Executive Officer, OxfordSaudia.
“These FTDs will are the highest quality devices available for Diamond aircraft, and will be excellent training tools for OxfordSaudia when integrated into their new training academy.” commented John Frasca, President of Frasca International, Inc.
About OxfordSaudia Flight Academy:
The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) has established a new flight academy in its aviation centre at King Fahad International Airport. The new flight academy is OxfordSaudia, a CAE Authorized Training Centre. Drawing upon over 75 years of pilot training expertise, OxfordSaudia’s training programs provides focused ab initio training to aspiring pilots across Saudi Arabia and The Middle East. Our unique CPL program starts with a foundation year followed by a premier ground school course with high-quality flying instruction delivered in accordance with the Saudi Aviation Authority requirements. The program is completed after a type rating is conducted in either an A320 or 737 in order to ensure the students readiness for the airline market here in Saudi Arabia. The authorized training centre in Dammam is funded by the Saudi National Company of Aviation and has the resources and expertise to train up to 400 cadet pilots annually. www.OxfordSaudia.com