L-3 Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) will add an ATR 72-600 full flight simulator at its training centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

It will also upgrade one of its ATR 42/72 full flight simulators with a new instructor station, to reflect ATR 72-600 simulators, says the company. The upgrade will allow instructors with mixed fleets of -500s and -600s to switch more easily between each training device.

“Today’s announcement that we will be further expanding our Asian Aviation Training Centre by introducing ATR 72-600 flight simulation training devices and upgrading existing equipment underscores L-3 Link’s ongoing commitment to our Asia-Pacific and Middle East customers,” adds L-3 Link’s president Lenny Genna. “We are extremely pleased to be growing our training capability at AATC.”

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows as of 25 March, there are 268 aircraft in service in Asia-Pacific on two types: the ATR 42s and 72s. Another 119 ATR family aircraft are on order, and this consists of three ATR 42-600s and 116 ATR 72-600s.

Source: Cirium Dashboard