First Thales Simulator Sale to Malaysia
Thales delivered a flight and navigation procedures trainer (FNPT II) to Malaysian company Gadang Kasturi, which has been using it for training Royal Malaysian Air Force pilots on the H120 helicopter at the Royal Air Force College in Alor Setar since December last year. This marks Thales’ first sale of a flight simulator to the Malaysian market.
The simulator allows RMAF pilots to receive initial training without the use of operational aircraft as has been the case previously. They can also receive training in scenarios not easily accomplished on real aircraft, such as system failures and emergency procedures.
The delivery signals what the company characterises as “the beginning of a strong partnership in the field of flight simulation” with Gading Kasturi. The development of the FNPT, based on the systems currently in use with French Army light aviation units, also involved a collaboration with small French contractor 6MOUV, specialists in tailored flight simulation solutions.