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Pacific Simulators Sells Its First Flight Training Device To DAE Flight Academy

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9 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Pacific Simulators today announced the sale of its first professional flight training device - to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Flight Academy.

Modelled on the Boeing 737-800, the flight simulator will be deployed by DAEFA as part of its airline focused pilot training programme. The device is compliant with a recognised European standard for flight training devices, and is due to be independently certified by the Scandinavian CAA later this month.

Pacific Simulators' Chief Executive Bill Highet said the sale was a significant milestone for the company, and would be the first of many sales of its flight training devices internationally.

"We've identified demand for a device which improves training results by increasing efficiency, and we aim to satisfy that demand. Our product's full flight deck achieves more effective training by allowing higher quality instruction in less time. Our clients can expect better financial outcomes through increased proficiency, productivity and profitability," he said.

The device features outstanding realism both inside the fully enclosed glass cockpit and externally through its high-fidelity visuals.

DAE Fight Academy's Head of Training, Captain Richard Morris, said the Academy was delighted with the Pacific Simulators flight training device, as it provided the ideal environment for systems training, procedural training, multi-crew training, and as a lead-in trainer for the Full Flight Simulator.

"In order for us to give the airlines a 'line ready' pilot we had to ensure that the equipment we selected for our programme was the most advanced in the industry. The Pacific Simulators 737-800 device provided a perfect platform for us to give our cadets realistic scenario-based training while enhancing their multi-crew skills. With routes such as Heathrow to Charles de Gaulle, JFK to Boston's Logan International, we have been able to provide a realism in their programme that will prepare them well for their job as a commercial airline pilot," he said.

Highet is hugely optimistic about the long term performance of the Pacific Simulators brand. "The company is ideally positioned to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the global pilot shortage, and is rapidly gearing up for expansion. Our training devices deliver targeted competency-based training solutions within an environment that pilots, trainers and officials are very impressed with," he said.

Pacific Simulators will be exhibiting at several training symposiums over the coming months, including the Asia-Pacific Aviation Training Symposium this month and the Europe Aviation Training Symposium in November.

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