Dubai Airshow

Euramec in Dornier 228 Simulator Deal with Kenya's Kasas

 - November 15, 2019, 5:00 AM
Kenyan Dornier 228 operator Kasas now has a flight training device (FTD) from Euramec.

European flight simulation provider Euramec (Stand 1844) is to supply a Dornier 228 flight training device (FTD) for Kenyan charter concern Kasas, which operates a fleet of nine Dornier 228s and a Dassault Falcon 10 from Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

“Euramec is contracted to provide a certifiable FTD [flight training device] for training new and existing Kasas cockpit and ground crews,” a press release said. “The Do-228 FTD will be mounted on a compact full-motion platform for full reality integration. Training is to commence in early 2020.”

Kasas provides services to NGOs such as the International Red Cross, Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), Save the Children UK, GOAL Ireland, and the UN World Food Program in many Central and East African countries.

“A diverse client base [enables us] to provide fixed-wing contract and charter services to non-governmental organizations; the oil, gas and mining resource sector; regional governments; and multinational companies,” Kasas said. “We also offer corporate services, tourism, and medical evacuation flights."

Euramec designs, manufactures, and builds pilot training simulators and other devices, including a range of training aids, from the Diamond DA-40 and -42, Cessna and other general and business aviation aircraft types, to EASA- and CAAC-certified A320 family solutions. The company delivers integrated services to commercial flight training centers, military, and government agencies, as well as private flying schools, providing turnkey solutions to customers worldwide.

Euramec’s headquarters is in Belgium. The group has a design and production center near Porto in Portugal, and offices in Europe, Canada, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The company will also unveil a new range of flight simulation platforms and smart flight services at the Dubai Airshow, including the A320 full-glass cockpit FTD, certifiable under EASA FNPT Level II MCC specifications, and the Piper PA-28 Archer/Warrior and the PA-44 Seminole Series.

“In Dubai, the standard Diamond DA-20/40/42 range of glass cockpit flight simulators, as well as its Cessna 172 flight simulator will be on offer,” Euramec said.