Groenekan February 2017 – Ryanair placed an additional order with MPS for 10 FSTD’s. Together with their previous order of 3 B737 simulators, Ryanair will own and operate 13 simulators from MPS. The FSTD’s will be delivered over the next 3 years and will include both NG and MAX type simulators. The additional Fixed Base Simulators from this new order will be installed at Ryanair training facilities in Bergamo, Stansted and Madrid and at other locations throughout the base network.
Ryanair Chief Operations Officer Mick Hickey explained the Ryanair investment as follows: “This order for ten additional fixed base Simulators follows a successful 1 year trial and excellent feedback from our pilot group. The ongoing investment in MPS state of the art high fidelity B737-NG FTD Fixed Base Simulator technology continues Ryanair’s commitment to improve upon its already industry leading pilot training standards. The MPS product sets a new standard in Fixed Base Simulator technology. The build quality and standard of the FTD devices and these simulators will ensure that our pilots continue to have the highest standards of training These simulators will be used in a variety of training and operational roles including Ryanair’s unique and industry leading Controlled Training program and will complement the training done in our full motion simulators.”
Mikey McBryan flies the DC3 simulator
Groenekan 3 March 2017 - Mikey McBryan is Buffalo Airways general manager and is a Reality TV Personality from Northern Canada. He is mostly known for his Television show Ice Pilots NWT. Buffalo Airways runs a fleet of legendary aircraft including a DC-3. Mikey visited MPS together with the Dutch Dakota Associations to fly the Dakota simulator. Mikey spend most of his afternoon at the MPS production facility near Utrecht, the Netherlands. He was impressed with the fidelity and flying behaviour of the Dakota simulator and enjoyed multiple stalls and barrel rolls.
FSC orders both A320 and B737 FTD
Groenekan March 2017 – FSC at Schiphol ordered both an A320 and B737 FTD from MPS. Both devices are ready for acceptance in the MPS factory in Groenekan, The Netherlands. MPS and FSC are currently working towards a seamless integration of these devices in FSC’s Type Rating training. This order underlines the effectiveness of using Fixed Base Simulators to offload the use of Full Flight Simulators. Both devices are expected to be installed in the FSC training center at Schiphol in April.