Who we are

SIMAERO is a global, independent provider of flight simulator training to airlines, training organisations and commercial pilots. The group operates 18 flight simulators between Paris, Dinard and Johannesburg and provides services to over 100 civil and military clients from more than 65 countries.

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 Cost, UAE, Malaysia and Kazakhstan. Our 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. The services include simulators relocation, repair and upgrade as well as simulator preparation for certification and operation. 

Since 2018, SIMAERO is owned by Rive Private Investments, alongside company founders Eric Renault and Jean-Marc Petit, as well as management.

Our values

The aviation training & simulator industry is a world of state-of -the-art high technology that requires SIMAERO to build on and capitalise experience at all times. Our competencies are enhanced by discipline and thus makes it possible to reach excellence in technical expertise.

Trust & confidence
Trust & confidence

Because we are convinced that human factors are critical not only in flight, we feel that our business partnerships are to be driven primarily from a human perspective:  friendliness, trust, enjoying teamwork. All of these are fundamental to a  successful training experience.


In a highly standardised and regulated industry, our customers still have to face changing and challenging markets. In order to successfully match those environments, we believe that our inventiveness, creativity and flexibility are key values.

Quality management
SIMAERO aims for the highest standard of Quality for training, maintenance, engineering activities and to deliver professional and reliable training devices. Our Quality standards are based on EASA regulation and requirements, and SIMAERO strives to adhere and implement the demands of other authorities and clients.

Feedback from customers and operational key performance indicators are critical to ensure an on-going improvements to our procedures, simulators operations and pilot training syllabus. Our quality system is based on applicable regulations:

  • a one-year audit program covering all the aspects of simulators' operation, and pilot training organisation.
  • on a monthly basis we measure simulators availability, mean time to repair, number of open defects and, for the ATO organisation, rate of success at the first attempt for ground school tests and for simulator skill tests.
  • investigations resulting from reported snags, non-conformities or worldwide incidents.
  • investigations based on feedbacks from our clients.

Our Quality Department under the authority of our Quality Manager, is audited every year by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) as well as other civil aviation authorities from various countries of our customers. 

SIMAERO's Quality is the core of our activities ensuring on-going enhancement of the business, aiming for excellence in everything we do.

SIMAERO is committed to carry out all activities in accordance with international laws and regulations related to protection of personal data & confidential information, prevention of corruption and fraud as well as to comply with Export and Anti-Money Laundering Laws.


Career opportunities within SIMAERO are diverse and exciting.
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Our instructors

SIMAERO has an international network of highly qualified type rated instructors, holding university degree in the respective fields of aviation and engineering.