Alsim has made the first sale of an AL42FSTD in Spain. One Air, approved flight training centre and long-term Alsim customer, located in Malaga, acquired the device to replicate their fleet of DA42twin-engine training aircraft.

Together with their Alsim ALX FNPT II, certified for MCC, medium jet, multi-engine piston, single-engine piston and PBN training, this new simulator makes One Air the Spanish school with the largest number of next generation Alsim FNPT II simulators.

The AL42FSTD is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircraft parts and equipped with the latest real-world Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

It comes with Alsim’s High Definition Visual System (HDVS), electronic force feedback on 3 axes, GFC 700 autopilot capabilities, active circuit breakers, de-ice system panel, and a semi-enclosed instructor station. The device is designed and approved for CPL, ME-IR and PPL training in compliance with all current regulatory standards.

Agustin Cabanillas, One Air Group Director, said, “As most airlines do, we have trusted the same aircraft manufacturer for our large fleet of Diamond single-engine (DA20-C1 and DA40) and twin-engine aircraft (DA42).

“For us, it is a breakthrough to improve the safety and understanding of flight procedures, thus minimising human error, by teaching parts of the instrumental phase (IR) and other courses in a simulator such as the Alsim AL42, which is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42. We consider the device a complement for a better training and standardisation.”