I was extremely impressed with the MPS A320 project. It has all the makings of a very useful training device. It is a quantum leap from the current MFTD devices and with the visual projections it will allow for very realistic training without extensive Full Flight Simulation to complete A320 Type Rating or indeed for Recurrent. It would also accommodate for command training and instructor training since a full flight simulator (FFS) is not required for most of the training.
Quote: Stephen Duncan, EASA approved Type Rating Examiner/instructor A320/330/340
this simulator flies better than any other FNPT II, static simulator than I have seen with any other TRTO’s
Quote: Captain Han Derksen(Flight Examiner)
This is the ultimate training device that allows me to teach the individuals exactly what is essential. Whenever I’m instructing in a MPS simulator, there is less time pressure as I know the operating cost of this training device is so low yet the device is like the real aircraft. This is a dream come true for any trainer
Quote: Captain Erwin Bos (Commander B747-400)
When I first flew the MPS B737 myself, I could not believe what was happening. The control loading and the level D visual gave me the feeling I was flying a Full Flight Simulator. This is a very impressive simulator that flies very accurate with a fantastic visual system. A great tool to use in any training environment
Quote: Steven Huizer (Pilot MD 11, MCCi B737)
I’m very please that MPS has developed a simulator that meets the requirements of what is necessary in the industry. It is in essence a Level D simulator without motion. It allows the pilots to be trained using their muscle memory, getting a realistic feel for switches or even engine failures, at very little expense. The introduction of generic simulators was a step forward but these actual B737 and A320 devices allow for a seamless transition into type rating training. Fantastic! It should have been developed 20 years ago….
Quote: Captain Marco Guiting B737-NG
EPST has been utilising the two MPS 737 NG simulators for quite some time now and they have enabled us to train our students to the highest standards required by the airlines, allowing our EPST students to make a smooth transition into the righthand seat of a jet. Faultless operations ensure that the simulators are reliable as a trainingtool exposing our students to the real thing allowing them to build up the necessary experience as First officer, even before commencing a type rating training.
MPS simulators have served EPST so well that we have made the decision to buy a MPS built Airbus A-320. This A320 is being built on site at EPST in the Netherlands and will be fully operational in July 2012.
Quote: Eric Duijkers, Managing Director, EPST BV