Lion Group orders four A320 simulators

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Indonesia’s Lion Group has signed a deal with CAE for Airbus A320 full-flight simulators and training devices, valued at Canadian dollars (C$) 47 million ($44.9 million) at list prices.

The deal covers four full-flight simulators, with options for another four, as well as four Airbus Pilot Transition training devices, says CAE. The first A320 simulator will be installed at Lion Group’s training facility in February 2014, where it already has an ATR 72-500 simulator and three 737NG simulators.

"Lion Group invests heavily in pilot training and this latest contract with CAE is testimony to that," says its president director Rusdi Kirana. "Our pilots are trained to the highest international standards."

The simulator order follows Lion’s order for 234 Airbus narrowbodies this March. The group's first A320s are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2014 and will be assigned to its full-service arm Batik Air.