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Press Release: ICARE and AMST Sign Contract for A320 FFS at EATS 2022

ICARE Training Center Awards Contract for Airbus A320 Std2.1 CEO/NEO Level D Full Flight Simulator to AMST

Morlaix/Nieuw-Vennep, November 2022 – ICARE Training Center, based in Morlaix, France awarded a contract for an AIRFOX FFS device to AMST. The signing ceremony took place at EATS 2022 on 8 November 2022. Under the contract, AMST will deliver an AIRFOX Level D Full Flight Simulator for the Airbus A320 Std2.1 CEO/NEO for type rating and recurrent training.

“ICARE’s revival needs to explore and develop new markets and we have made the choice to integrate a brand new A320 simulator to support the growing demand on that type of aircraft. After a long process, we are thrilled to confirm our selection for AMST, a European company, and we are looking forward to the Ready for Training of this device in September 2023” says Philippe Goetz, CEO and Accountable Manager of ICARE Training Center.

AMST, a provider for aircrew training solutions, is headquartered in Austria with operations for the civil aviation training market in Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands. Rainer Schlüsselberger, AMST shareholder and Managing Director of the Aviation business unit about the partnership: “It makes us very proud to partner with ICARE and we appreciate their confidence in AMST’s products and services. We established an excellent relationship, which is the first and most important step of successfully implementing this project together. We are looking forward to a long-lasting partnership.”


Created in 1991 as the ATO of BritAir, a French regional airline based in Morlaix, Brittany, France, ICARE is an EASA approved ATO (Approved Training Organization) and MTO (Maintenance Training Organization), providing training to Cockpit Crews, Cabin Crews, Maintenance and other Ground Personnel for airline and individual customers. The company operates full flight simulators and other training devices in its Morlaix facility. It also provides engineering services, such as simulator housing and maintenance, and VR based aviation learning solutions design and development services.

Leveraging on its longstanding reputation as the European specialist for the Bombardier-Mitsubishi CRJ-200/700/900/1000 aircraft types, ICARE will extend its range of services in 2023 to the Airbus A320 family.

Note: Doing previously business as Hop! Training, ICARE operates since October 2022 as a stand-alone, customer-driven, management-owned company and is no longer affiliated with Hop! Airline nor the Air France-KLM Group.

About AMST

For four decades, AMST has been offering its customers outstanding solutions in the fields of simulation and aerospace medicine. It is a technological leader in relevant key areas. The product portfolio ranges from human centrifuges, pressure chambers and spatial disorientation trainers to highly immersive full flight simulators with a best-in-class image generator as well as complex training environments for realistic night vision and search and rescue training. Many of the solutions developed by AMST are unique. All products come with a comprehensive service package. In addition to reliable technical support over the entire product lifecycle, this also includes services such as the design of and construction support for turnkey training centers.

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