Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is adding an FAA level-D Hawker 900XP simulator that will allow Purdue to be the only university to offer Hawker simulator training, it announced today. The simulator, designed and manufactured by FlightSafety International, will arrive later this spring and be ready for use by the fall in the Holleman-Niswonger Simulator Center at Purdue University Airport in Indiana.
“We are the only university in the nation to offer jet-type training integrated into our bachelor of science degree program,” said Manoj Patankar, the Raisbeck Engineering Professor of Aviation Technology and head of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology. “Adding the Hawker simulator is a giant leap in collegiate flight education that gives our students a significant competitive advantage upon graduation.”
The new Hawker sim will join the school’s Embraer Phenom 100, Bombardier CRJ700, and Cirrus SR20 training devices, as well as several part-task trainers. “We plan on acquiring a full spectrum of flight training devices that allow us to expand our capacity to support the increasing enrollment, conduct leading research projects, and keep our students competitive in the job market,” Patankar said.