HAVELSAN Partners with International Flight Training Center (IFTC) for Full Flight Simulator Development


Flight simulator manufacturer HAVELSAN, headquartered in Ankara, Türkiye, is partners with the full flight simulator training center, International Flight Training Center (IFTC), a member company of Gözen Holding, through a contract award by IFTC to HAVELSAN for an Airbus A320 NEO/CEO Full Flight Simulator (FFS) with three engine options.

IFTC, a member of Gözen Holding, is Türkiye’s first independent simulator training center. It has provided its customers with an excellent training environment with two training centers on different continents (one in Istanbul and one in Antalya). Both centers operate five FFS covering Airbus A320 and Boeing B737NG aircraft types. IFTC is internationally recognized for its support to a wide range of airlines and ATOs, fulfilling their pilot training requirements with precision and excellence.

In response to the strong domestic and international demand for full flight simulator capacity and training services, IFTC is investing in growing its training infrastructure across its training centers. HAVELSAN is passionate about supporting IFTC in expanding its pilot training infrastructure and enhancing Türkiye’s status as a leading global pilot training hub by providing additional training equipment to ensure the highest quality and efficient training capacity.

The HAVELSAN device is being installed at the beginning of the summer season in 2024 and will be the first Turkish-manufactured FFS in IFTC, marking a significant milestone for Türkiye, IFTC, and HAVELSAN.

“I am glad to announce our procurement of A320 FFS to IFTC, believing that it will support IFTC in growing their training activities. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering cutting-edge training solutions to the aviation industry. Together, we aim to elevate the training experience for pilots and contribute to the advancement of aviation excellence worldwide” stated Mehmet Akif Nacar, Ph.D CEO of HAVELSAN.

“We are proud to announce a significant advancement in our commitment to excellence in aviation training by procuring an FFS from HAVELSAN, Türkiye’s premier manufacturer. This strategic decision not only reflects our dedication to elevating standards for both domestic and international customers but also signifies our confidence in HAVELSAN’s emergence as a key player in the global aviation industry,” stated Cengiz Arbaç, General Manager of IFTC.

The latest contract awarded by IFTC displays the confidence that airlines and simulator training centers have in HAVELSAN to support their pilot training operations through FFSs. HAVELSAN’s order book includes an order of eleven (11) FFSs and FTDs with a number of deliveries and EASA simulator certifications taking place over the last few months.

HAVELSAN is especially putting the focus on providing industry-leading after-sales support and discussing long-term cooperation projects with customers. HAVELSAN is currently actively seeking additional airline or training center operators to share information about its products and the unique offering that it can provide.

HAVELSAN remains committed to being at the forefront of innovation in in the flight simulation industry, steadfastly advancing its expertise in the development of full flight simulators and flight simulator training devices. The company dedicates itself to providing sophisticated solutions for commercial flight training. Drawing upon years of experience and a deep understanding of the aviation industry, HAVELSAN continues to push the boundaries of technology to create state-of-the-art training devices. This commitment highlights the role played by the company in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of commercial flight training programs, contributing to the safety and proficiency of pilots worldwide.

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