In a statement released by the company, it was reminded that HAVELSAN succeeded in transferring its 40 years of experience in the military field to the civilian field with the delivery of EASA Level D certified Boeing 737-800 NG Simulator to Turkish Airlines in 2017.
In 2018, HAVELSAN started serial production of a total of 11 A320 CEO NEO and Boeing 737 Max FFS and FTD simulators, reaching the next important milestone to expand the appeal of pilot training tools to airlines and training centers around the world, the statement said.
According to the statement, HAVELSAN aims to obtain EASA Level D Certification in the third quarter of 2023 for the A320 CEO/NEO FFS, for which Airbus started factory tests in May. With these simulators, HAVELSAN will have the opportunity to offer its users state-of-the-art simulator solutions for all narrow-body aircraft.
Mehmet Akif Nacar, General Manager of HAVELSAN, stated that they are happy to have received the European EASA Level D certificate for the Boeing 737 Max FFS, and said, “A great deal of effort was put into our simulator, which we produced to create a first-class pilot training tool for airlines and training centers. It is a great honor for us to work with Turkish Airlines, one of the world-class airlines. We look forward to further cooperation with Turkish Airlines, one of the leading global companies in our country.”
Bilal Ekşi, Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Airlines, emphasized that as the national flag carrier of Turkey, they are proud to carry the Turkish flag to every corner of the world for many years and said, “As an airline reaching more countries and international destinations all over the world, we are steadily expanding our fleet to meet the increasing demand while significantly increasing our training capacity. In this context, we rely on HAVELSAN, one of the world’s leading flight simulation manufacturers, with whom we are working in cooperation for the production of 3 Airbus A320 FFS and 2 Boeing 737 Max FFS simulators. We are delighted to receive European EASA Level D certification for our simulator and look forward to continuing our long-term cooperation.”