SIMAERO acquires Dash 8-100/300 and Beech 1900 simulators

SIMAERO is significantly expanding its asset base by successfully concluding a deal with FlightSafety International for the acquisition of the Dash 8-100/300 and Beech 1900 simulators operated in Johannesburg.

In addition the Embraer ERJ135/145 full flight simulator’s leasing agreement has been extended for another 4 years.

All 3 devices have been in operation in SIMAERO Johannesburg’s training center and all 3 of them will remain there.
SIMAERO’s Johannesburg Training center was opened in 2010 with FlightSafety International in partnership. The facility is located nearby O.R. Tambo International Airport, within a secure industrial campus. The surrounding aerotropolis is abundant with excellent hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and places of interest what makes this center an extremely attractive location for pilot training. The MD 80 full flight simulator is also available in the Johannesburg training center with further expansion due.

“The acquisition of the Dash 8-100/300 and Beech 1900 full flight simulators empowers the SIMAERO team in Johannesburg to follow the company values and deliver to its clients truly flexible training solutions’, said Keith Roseveare, General Manager of Simaero Johannesburg.

Nicolas Mouté, CEO of SIMAERO, commented “We are delighted and honored to follow our strategic expansion plan and to sign this agreement with our long lasting and loyal partner FlighSafety International. We look forward to continue working in partnership with them to deliver ERJ 145 training solutions of the highest quality.”

SIMAERO is an independent provider of flight crew training, simulator leasing services, engineering and consultancy to commercial airlines and simulator operators. With 20 simulators in operation across its international network in Paris, Dinard and Johannesburg, SIMAERO can provide a comprehensive range of training solutions for Airbus A320, A330, A340; Boeing 737, 757, 767; ATR 500, 600; ERJ 145; Beech 1900; Dash 8; MD80/82; Fokker 28, Fokker 100. SIMAERO Training Organization for pilots is certified by EASA and numerous other civil aviation authorities qualifications, including South Africa, China, Russia, UAE, to name a few.