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JATS launches B737, B767 and Embraer full flight simulators.

During a launching ceremony held under the patronage of HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al-Hussein, Jordan Airline Training and Simulation (JATS) announced that it acquired B737-800NG, B767-300ER and Embraer 170/190 state-of-the-art full flight simulators from the world's leading simulator

manufacturers, THALES and Flight Safety International, for a total amount of $30 million.

The ceremony was attended by ambassadors, Jordanian and international aviation companies' CEOs, and members of the Jordanian and international aviation industry,.

New training contracts were signed during the ceremony between JATS and Middle East Airlines, Syrian Air, Iraqi Airways, Gulf Airways, Egypt Express, and NAS Air,.

A five-year exclusivity contract was also signed with Royal Jordanian Airlines,.

Dr Majid Al-Sadi, chairman of Eastern Investment Group Holding, said, "Since our acquisition of 80% of JATS, we have invested heavily in developing and improving its facilities and services to become a world leader in its field."

Sadi highlighted the fact that JATS' services continue to boost the efficiency of the aviation industry in Jordan and the Middle East,.

The Company's highly qualified and specialized staff and facilities have provided training for a record-breaking 5,000+ trainees this past year.

The new simulators have been designed and manufactured based on the most current international standards and are approved by JAR-STD as Level D to operate all normal and abnormal training procedures and whatever is essential for the flight crew's training for the different airlines in the Middle East and around the world,.

These new simulators will be added to the rest of JATS' facilities, enabling JATS to cater to a wider percentage of trainees in Jordan and the globe,.

Currently, the JATS simulator portfolio includes: B767-300ER FFS, A310-300, A320-200, A320-200 FFS, B737-800NG and Embraer 170/190,.

The B737 and Embraer simulators have been installed in the newly designed, hi-tech building at Queen Alia International Airport and the B767 at JATS's facilities in Amman Civil Airport,.

This new building also contains offices, various training facilities, classrooms and a crew lounge,.

The retired B707 simulator, which is one of the first B707 simulators that were manufactured in the early 60s, is showcased in the magnificent lobby, symbolizing the cross-over from the "old" to the "new" simulator technology

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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:Jan 24, 2011
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