This exciting transaction represents FSTC’s and AXIS’ second collaboration for the Indian market, whereby AXIS shall deliver a new ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (Level D) which shall be ready-for-training at FSTC’s facilities in Delhi during the first half of 2018. As part of this deal, AXIS shall also deliver a number of complementary lower-level training devices including an IPT that will be ready-for-training during November of this year.
Sanjay Mandavia, Founder and Director of FSTC, commented, “We are excited to announce to our valued customers that we have expanded our training infrastructure to address the demand for ATR 72-600 training to be provided in India.” Capt. DS Basraon, Co-founder and Director of FSTC, added, “With this new delivery from AXIS, FSTC will be the first independent operator in India to offer a range of new training solutions and equipment for the rapidly expanding ATR 72-600 fleet”.
Niall Olver, Chairman of AXIS, noted “AXIS is delighted that this device builds on our already very strong relationship with FSTC. We share FSTC’s positive outlook on the market for training both locally here in India as well as in the region where FSTC count their clients. Being operational in 2018, this delivery is perfectly timed to address an increasing requirement for local training infrastructure to support the successful and growing installed base of ATR 72-600 aircraft in the region”.
FSTC is India’s first registered standalone Approved Training Organization (ATO). It is the largest in the region with the most number of full flight simulators catering to all the airlines in India that fly various fleet types. FSTC is also accredited by EASA, Airbus, and Boeing. FSTC’s course curriculum conforms to the best in class international standards. Around five hundred pilots have already been trained by FSTC and are inducted by all the major airlines like Indigo, Vistara, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and Air India.
FSTC provides full flight simulators to the majority of airlines in India and conducts type rating program on B 737 NG, A 320 & ATR 72-500 for self-sponsored individuals as well. FSTC has achieved a remarkable milestone in the last five years by providing services to the aviation industry and creating a pool of trained pilots to fly A 320 and B 737 NG.
FSTC’s aim is to contribute to the Indian aviation industry towards the enhancement of safety and efficiency by providing tailor-made training programs for optimized performance and safety through advanced flight training.