Avion, IAGO collaborate for training opportunities

Avion in partnership with IAGO is opening a new training centre in London offering Dry and Wet Lease pilot type training and providing the London area with greater choice, improved customer experience and enhanced collaborative training opportunities.

The combined effort provides a strong knowledge base on training and flight simulation. IAGO brings an experienced team of passionate training professionals that will continue to provide valuable professional pilot training services to existing and new clients. IAGO pilot training programs focus more on the areas its customers actively seek. IAGO spends more time on the areas that matter to develop pilots with the right capabilities and train them the right way. This approach de-risks the employment pathway for both the cadet pilots and the airline. IAGO is also changing the way its future pilot will be trained; where some organisations are focusing on tools to assist instructor-student data feedback, IAGO will also be advancing course methodology, challenging conventional training pathways to provide improved role-related training.

Avion provides with the Phantom A320 the most advanced next-generation Level D full-flight simulator and a variety of training tools for the UK market. With the aim of further increasing the added value of our trainings, the Avion Phantom A320 full flight simulator (FFS) touchdown and motion cues are the next level compared to legacy machines – for Zero Flight Time programs and low hour cadet-level training alike. This is key to training and validating if the correct technique is achieved before pilots move into the aircraft. The simulation capability will support Avion and IAGO customers to further de-risk the potential for hard landing events as pilots transition to the aircraft.

Avion’s customers operate a mix of or have orders for the A320 and A321 types. The uniqueness of Avion’s FFS platform to reach the above consists of:

  • A lightweight design; 7.5 tons versus 12 tons seen on legacy devices: more robust and smooth operation, lower electricity cost, and lighter floor structure.
  • An innovative solution consisting of integrated stairs, servers and air conditioning. This will simplify building specifications; ideal for regional locations operating smaller centers.
  • A modular structure, resulting in rapid transportation and installation, as well as easy maintenance, creating a one-week assembly time and lower transportation and installation costs.
  • The latest technology to anticipate maintenance, increasing reliability, training availability and overall quality, as well as remote online monitoring, planning and maintenance based on prognostic data analysis.

The combination of Avion and IAGO creates a forward-thinking and capable partnership, which will continue to provide innovative training solutions and improve all aspects pilot training moving forward. Avion’s brand proposition will stay focused on quality, value and forging unique customer-owned programs.

We are happy to provide the best experience to our customers and we are looking forward to the opening of the London Gatwick-based A320 full flight simulator in February 2020.