SIMAERO celebrates its 20th anniversary

simaero 20th anniversary
SIMAERO has launched a month of celebrations for its 20th anniversary. 

Back in 2002, two French entrepreneurs Mr Eric RENAULT and Jean Marc PETIT established the Company in Dinard, in a region of Britany in France, by installing two Fokker full flight simulators. They started with only 1 employee in a 16 square meters office. 

Today in 2022, SIMAERO is a global provider of flight simulation, pilot training, and engineering services, with training centers in France, South Africa and China. The group operates 18 full flight simulators provides services to over 200 civil and military clients from more than 80 countries.

For this occasion, the entire SIMAERO Group came together to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. The offices of Paris, Johannesburg, Dinard, and Shanghai, all joined in via videoconference to celebrate together. 

Our people are our greatest asset”, said SIMAERO founder and current Chairman Eric RENAULT. “It’s because of devoted employees, their efforts, their passion, and their loyalty that we are here today after the largest aviation crisis, strong as never before and seeing a very bright future for our company”. 

SIMAERO is proud to have very loyal employees, many of them have spent in the company as long as 10 years. The Company was happy to recognize their contribution on that day through a special award. 

Our staff is a collection of talents and I am glad that these exceptional people find self-realization in SIMAERO”, added Nicolas Mouté, CEO of SIMAERO. “Thanks to our ambitious and hardworking teams, SIMAERO today is among worldwide leaders of aviation training providers, continuing to grow and become a truly modern and innovative company offering the best value to its clients”. 

SIMAERO will also pay a special attention to its long supporting customers, which continue to use SIMAERO services on a regular basis. From South America to Australia, many airlines and flight schools are sending pilots to SIMAERO facilities for training. Nice surprises and gifts are prepared for clients of SIMAERO as a sign of appreciation for this long-lasting cooperation. 

Our clients are a world for us”, says Lina Rutkauskiene, Commercial Director of SIMAERO. “Our customers are assured to be provided not only with the highest quality training services but also, what our customers truly appreciate, always with our flexibility and win-win business approach”. 


Paris, France.

Dinard, France.

Johannesburg, South Africa.

Shanghai, China.


Headquartered in Paris, France, SIMAERO’s Approved Training Organisation for pilots is certified by EASA as well as by many other civil aviation authorities including South Africa, Senegal, Ivory Coast, UAE, Nepal, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan. The Full Flight Simulators and training solutions cover a comprehensive range of aircraft types including Airbus A320, A330, A340, A350; Boeing 737, B757, B767, B777, B787, ATR 42/72-500/600, ERJ 145, Beech 1900, Dash 8, MD80/82, Fokker 100.  SIMAERO also provides Simulator Engineering Services to numerous clients across the world. The services include simulators relocation, repair and upgrade as well as simulator preparation for certification and operation. In Joint Venture with HNCA, SIMAERO is providing simulator engineering and maintenance services in China.

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