SIMAERO, a global and independent provider of pilot training services, is proud to announce the acquisition of two ATR 42/72 Full Flight Simulators. As from 01 January 2020, both ATR training devices will complement SIMAERO existing fleet in Paris and Johannesburg.

                                                                                    Paris, 16 December 2019

The first ATR Full Flight Simulator will be ready for training in SIMAERO Paris CDG training center on the 1st of January, 2020 and will address training requirements for the ATR72-500 type. The Paris CDG ATR 72-500 Full Flight Simulator is a level D EASA qualified simulator and is also certified by the Brazilian CAA (ANAC). This training device is planned to be UPRT qualified in February 2020.

The second ATR Simulator will cover the ATR aircraft types 72-500, 72-200, 42-300, 42-500 and will be operational in April 2020. The Johannesburg ATR Full Flight Simulator is a level D qualified by the EASA and South African CAA.

“With these two acquisitions, we continue to expand our global Full Flight Simulators’ Fleet and in particular strengthen our commitment to the ATR platform.”- said Nicolas Mouté, CEO of SIMAERO.

Ivan Bailly, EVP of the group, added: “We are thrilled to expand our market footprint, our expertise & enhance our training solutions for the benefit of our customers, including multi-fleet operators. We will pay a careful attention so as to ensure the smoothest transition to ATR clients.“


Headquartered in Paris, France, SIMAERO’s Approved Training Organization for pilots is certified by EASA as well as by many other civil aviation authorities including South Africa, China, UAE and Russia. Full flight simulators and training solutions cover a comprehensive range of aircraft types including Airbus A320, A330, A340; Boeing 737, B757, B767; ATR 500, 600; ERJ 145; Beech 1900; Dash 8; MD80/82; Fokker 100, Fokker 28. SIMAERO also provides Simulator Engineering Services to numerous clients across the world. Since 2018, the group is owned by Rive Private Investments, alongside company founders and management. For additional information, visit