29 November, 2017: Air India, the flag carrier airline of India commissioned its brand new ATR 72-600-212 A Level 'D' Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at its Central Training Establishment (CTE) at Hyderabad. The simulator was inaugurated by Amitabh Singh, Executive Director, Training in the presence of Air India officials. ATR 72-600 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) provides for training of pilots on ATR 72-600 aircraft used by Alliance Air, the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India.
The Simulator with an all-electric motion system provides more precise and authentic cues for pilot training reflecting real time scenarios. The Full-Flight Simulator installed will be over and above the existing two A320 Simulators at CTE Hyderabad. By adding this new generation simulator, Air India will now be able to put on fast track the complete training offered to pilots with the latest technology and can also extend it to third party. With the installation of this equipment, the training for pilots on ATR-72-600 which is at present carried out abroad will take place in India. The simulator with requisite DGCA approval will be operational for training purpose soon.