SIMAERO South Africa has received the civil aviation authority’s (SACAA) approval for a new optimized Beechcraft 1900 type rating course.

The Program consists of 8 days ground school for technical training and Multi Crew Cooperation plus 16 hours of simulator training of which 12 hours are performed on fixed base mode. 

The Beechcraft 1900 is a popular aircraft in Africa with a wide range of uses for passenger and cargo operations. The B1900 type rating is one of the most popular choices for self-sponsored pilots interested in enhancing their careers. SIMAERO has developed an affordable course aimed at young pilots keen on receiving high-quality training. 

The fixed base mode of the Beechcraft 1900 Level D simulator is cost-effective for trainees. At the same time, it ensures the highest quality training standards”, – says Bryan Roseveare, ATO Manager of SIMAERO Johannesburg. “With close cooperation with SACAA, we have developed a program balancing Simaero quality training and cost for our client.”

Beech1900 Full Flight Simulator

This flight training device has a level D qualification and is equipped with an FSI Vital 9 visual system.  

There are many advantages of training in the Level D Full Flight Simulator. Firstly, it is the highest level of compliance in the world of full flight simulation, allowing complete, unobstructed training, simulating real aeroplane behaviours in normal and abnormal conditions.

The visual systems provide a wide field of view. Among the many benefits of enhanced visuals, exercises that rely on pilots’ visual cues can be trained with precision. The visuals are combined with aerodynamic and meteorological effects, delivering a high degree of accuracy when compared to the actual aircraft. The motion platform of the Level D simulator produces accelerations in all six degrees of freedom experienced by a body in space. These accurate sensory movements are critical for pilot training, helping the pilot better analyze the aircraft’s state.

An accurate system called control loading provides force feedback to the pilot’s controls. The force feedback system adjusts with differing speeds, flap configuration, and wing loading to better simulate what a pilot may feel at the aircraft controls through all phases of flight.

The combined effects of a very accurate visual system, motion feedback in all six degrees of freedom, and control forces replicating the aircraft through all phases of the flight envelope make the Level D Full Flight simulator our most valuable tool enhancing aviation safety.

The B1900 full flight simulator is located at SIMAERO Johannesburg training center, only 10 minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport. 


SIMAERO is a global independent provider of flight simulator capacity, flight crew training, simulator leasing services, engineering, maintenance and consultancy to commercial airlines and simulator operators, with presence in France, South Africa and China. With 17 simulators in operation across its international network, SIMAERO  provides a comprehensive range of training solutions for Airbus A220, A320, A330, A340, A350; Boeing 737, 757, 767, 777, 787; ATR 500, 600; ERJ 145; Beech 1900; Dash 8; MD80/82; Fokker 100. SIMAERO Training Organization for pilots is certified by EASA and has further been certified by many other civil aviation authorities’ qualifications including South Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Nepal, Malaysia, Ivory Coast and many others.