JATS extends simulator training to Boeing and Embraer models

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Jordan Airline Training and Simulation (JATS) has extended its previously Airbus-based simulator training scope to include Boeing 737, 767 and Embraer 170/190 aircraft, and has inked new contracts with clients across the Middle East.

The company has installed full-flight simulators for 737NG and 170/190 aircraft at its training facility at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport, as well as a 767-300ER FFS at its facility at Amman Civil airport.

The simulators, which were manufactured by Thales and Flight Safety International, cost a total of $30 million.

They will allow JATS to extend its flight training beyond Airbus models, as its previous range of FFS and other training devices was limited to A310 and A320 aircraft.

The flight training academy, which was divested from Royal Jordanian Airlines in 2006 and is now 80%-owned by Amman-based Eastern Investment Group, has signed a five-year training contract with Royal Jordanian.

Additional contracts have been signed with Middle East Airlines, Syrian Air, Iraqi Airways, Gulf Airways, Egypt Express and NAS Air.