Ready for Training: SAT Presents its New Frankfurt Embraer 190 Simulator

   Ready for Training: SAT Presents its New Frankfurt Embraer 190 Simulator

  PR Newswire

  ZURICH, Switzerland, May 8, 2013

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Swiss AviationTraining (SAT) unveiled their new CAE Embraer 190 full-flight
simulator to the public today. The new facility marks another milestone in
SAT's evolution into an experienced provider of total "E-Jet" training
solutions, and further underlines its standing and expertise as a competence
centre for integrated cockpit, cabin and technical training.

SAT's new E-Jet 190 simulator is now available for use at the Lufthansa Flight
Training Center in Frankfurt. The simulator, which came in almost 40 cases of
components, has been assembled there after a long journey from manufacturer
CAE in Montreal by sea to Antwerp and thence by road to Frankfurt on three
Natco Ltd. heavy-haul trucks. The whole consignment arrived in February; and
now, after extensive installation, the new simulator is "ready to train".

The new simulator was formally inaugurated in Frankfurt today in the presence
of various invitees and media representatives. Laurent Privet, SAT's Head of
Commerce, underlined the importance of this major investment. "This latest
expansion of our training product and locations is a further consistent step
in our strategy of consolidating our competence as a provider of integrated
training solutions in the E-Jet field," he emphasized.

SAT already operates an E-Jet simulator in Munich. And the new Frankfurt
location ideally complements these existing training operations. SAT's strong
collaborations with LFT, the potential synergies in cost terms and local
customer Lufthansa City Line were all key factors in SAT's choice of Frankfurt
as the location for its new simulator facility.

An integrated approach

The new Frankfurt operation will put a particular emphasis on "wet training",
in which the customer for initial and further pilot training makes use not
only of the simulator itself but also of SAT's instructors and their extensive
expertise. SAT has been one of Embraer's "Preferred Training Providers" since
2003, and has already built up wide and varied Embraer training experience.

SAT has trained over 2,500 pilots to date on Embraer aircraft types. And such
training has not been limited to its Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt simulator
centres, but has also been conducted on the customer's premises if desired, at
such diverse locations as Australia and China. Nor is SAT's E-Jet training
restricted to the cockpit: it also extends to various training courses on the
types concerned for cabin and technical personnel.

"This broad and integrated approach offers customers sizeable synergic
benefits in both knowledge and cost terms," points out Laurent Privet. "They
can make full and fruitful use of all our expertise; and they can take full
advantage of the shared platforms we offer in our 'E-Jet Community', which
also extends to such further strong partners as Lufthansa City Line, Air
Dolomiti and LOT." It's an approach, too, that goes hand-in-hand with SAT's
dual commitment to safety and efficiency, and with its constant efforts to
provide cost-effective quality training solutions that meet the highest
industry standards.


SAT's new Frankfurt E-Jet 190 simulator has been supplied by CAE, a
professional manufacturer with whom SAT has been collaborating closely for
several years now. The simulator itself is state-of-the-art, with features
that include a dual head-up guidance system and the latest CAE Tropos visual
system. The projectors boast an extremely high resolution - an asset that will
be greatly appreciated by the pilots who train on it. The simulator also has
the newest Aircraft Avionic Software (EPIC load 25.2) installed, which
replicates the very latest version of the original aircraft concerned.

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SWISS AviationTraining is a fully-owned subsidiary of Swiss International Air
Lines Ltd. The company, which is headed by CEO Manfred Brennwald, has
operations in Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt and focuses on providing initial
and further training for commercial pilots, cabin staff, aircraft mechanics
and companies' management and personnel. An approved flying training
organization and type rating training organization (FTO/TRTO), Swiss
AviationTraining has extensive experience in its various training fields, and
numbers several Swiss and international airlines among its customers together
with further companies from other business sectors.

Uschi Roth Head of Corporate & Marketing Communications Swiss AviationTraining
Ltd. CH-8058 Zurich Airport Phone +41-44-564-58-03 Mobile +41-79-820-11-74
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