Air India has issued a request for information to acquire an Airbus A320 full flight simulator for its training facility in Hyderabad.
Tender documents show that the carrier is seeking proposals to acquire a D-level simulator based on Airbus standard 1.6.0 and above, that will be able to simulate A320s powered by both CFM International CFM56-5B4 and International Aero Engines IAE V2527 - A1/A5 engines.
Interested vendors are expected to provide budgetary costs for base system and individual options, cost heads in the price structure and state if there is an option for a repeat order on a "no commitment" basis. Financing options and a buy-back policy for the simulators should also be included in the RFI, the airline says.
The last date for Air India to receive responses is 2 September.
Air India operates a fleet of 65 A320 family aircraft and has also recently issued a separate tender seeking to lease up to 19 new A320s.