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Orbit Flight Training Center and AMST Announce Project for 3 Full Flight Simulators

Hyderabad/Nieuw-Vennep, January 2024 – In a significant move to bolster India’s aviation training infrastructure, Orbit Flight Training Center, based in Hyderabad and AMST have achieved an agreement for 3 state-of-the-art AIRFOX Full Flight Simulators, comprising 2 A320 NEO and 1 B737 MAX simulators. This significant project has been announced during the prestigious Wings India 2024 exhibition.

The agreement was concluded by Koushik Manepalli, Director of Orbit Flight Training Center, and Rainer Schluesselberger, AMST Managing Director. This collaboration signifies a major advancement in Orbit’s mission to enhance its training facilities with the latest in simulation technology.

Koushik Manepalli commented on the partnership: “Our collaboration with AMST at Orbit Flight Training Center marks a transformative leap amidst India’s dynamic aviation landscape. Acquiring three state-of-the-art AIRFOX Full Flight Simulators highlights our commitment to pioneering excellence in pilot training. This endeavour is fuelled by the strategic aviation importance of Hyderabad and its convenient location. Our partnership with AMST establishes us as key contributors in shaping the future of aviation training, reflecting our dedication to better standards in the skies and beyond.”

“The Indian aviation market is exceptionally vibrant and holds great potential. We are thrilled to collaborate with Orbit Flight Training Center in this venture and proud of Orbit´s trust in us. Supplying these advanced Full Flight Simulators is a testament to our commitment to enhancing pilot training in India.”, says Rainer Schluesselberger.

This project strengthens the partnership between Orbit Flight Training Center and AMST, reflecting the growing importance of the Indian aviation sector on the global stage. The introduction of these advanced simulators is expected to significantly elevate Orbit’s training capabilities, preparing pilots to excel in an increasingly complex and dynamic industry.

Capt. Mukesh Sharan, Orbit’s Head of Training, on the collaboration: “We are very excited to partner with AMST. Their expertise in simulator manufacturing is unmatched and their commitment to innovation aligns perfectly with our own. Together, we will be able to offer pilots in India the most advanced and realistic training experience available anywhere in the world. The centerpiece of this collaboration is the acquisition of two state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS and one Boeing 737 MAX FFS. These simulators boast unparalleled fidelity, replicating every aspect of a flight with precision and accuracy. From the feel of real flying performance to the dynamic visuals of the surrounding environment, the simulators will provide pilots with an immersive and challenging training experience. Having tested and selected AMST from among many international manufacturers, we are feeling confident of meeting our objective of creating an Aviation Training Organisation which is second to none.”

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On the image, from left to right:

  • Julien van Ingen, Sales Manager, AMST
  • Rainer Schluesselberger, Shareholder and Managing Director, AMST
  • Koushik Manepalli, Director, Orbit Flight Training Center
  • Capt. Mukesh Sharan, Head of Training, Orbit Flight Training Center