South African Express Airways has signed a two-year deal with SAS Flight Academy for the dry-lease of a full flight simulator for the Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8.

SAS Flight Academy assistant sales manger Berit Boijort says the deal with the South African regional is "open volume," meaning that the airline is not restricted by a contracted maximum number of hours. South African Express will provide its own instructors.

Boijort says South African Express will do its own ground school but they may choose to use the SAS' Dash 8 computer based training (CBT) equipment once the Scandinavian flight training provider selects a winning bidder and installs the system. She adds that CBT is likely to become operational within a year.

Source: Flight Daily News