Canadian North’s new Level D Boeing 737-Classic flight simulator is open for business at the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Center (AATC), conveniently located in Edmonton International Airport's (EIA) Cargo Village.
This simulator’s full-size 737 cockpit accurately recreates all the visuals, movement and sounds that are present during the operation of Boeing 737-300, -400, and -500 series aircraft. It is available to serve owners and commercial operators of Boeing 737-Classic series aircraft from across North America and overseas. The launch of the Canadian North Boeing 737-Classic simulator at the AATC will be followed in 2016 by the installation of Canadian Helicopter’s helicopter simulator, which will be housed in EIA’s main passenger terminal building.
Canadian Helicopters’ parent company, HNZ Group, has acquired a custom built state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD). The single engine FTD will be the first of its kind in Canada, and is approved by Transport Canada to replace in-aircraft training. The simulation will also be made available for dry lease to third parties. Space for simulator training worldwide is at a premium. These new facilities will add much needed capacity for formal flight training and will attract students from all over the world. This activity will, in turn, stimulate more economic investment in the region.
Both of these world-class training facilities will position the AATC at EIA as a hub of aerospace and technology activity and further progress EIA as a diverse aerotropolis.
About the AATC
The AATC, which opened in June, 2015, is the result of a partnership formed between Edmonton International Airport, Canadian North, Canadian Helicopters, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) and the Government of Alberta to build a cluster of activity in aerospace and technology at EIA. The AATC is the latest component in EIA and EEDC‘s Port Alberta strategy, whose goal is to boost the region’s competitiveness and trade volume.