Sunexpress Partners With Havelsan For Flight Training Simulator


SunExpress has partnered with HAVELSAN for the supply of a Boeing B737NG flight training device (FTD Level II).

The flight training device developed by HAVELSAN will provide SunExpress with a high-quality and efficient training capacity, successfully shaping the pilot training and learning experience. Similar to a full flight simulator, the FTD Level II will provide SunExpress pilots with ample opportunities to refine their skills towards high standards of excellence. The simulator is planned to be installed at the SunExpress Headquarters in Antalya by the end of 2024.

“SunExpress is on a growth path and will double its fleet within the next decade. Our continuous investments in pilot training stand as a fundamental pillar supporting our fleet expansion. We will continue to invest in our pilot training infrastructure with advanced technology solutions” said Max Kownatzki, SunExpress CEO.

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SunExpress recently ordered up to 90 Boeing 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft and plans to double its fleet within the next decade, reaching 150 aircraft by 2033. The carrier plans to hire over 1500 new pilots by 2033 for its expanding fleet.

“We are pleased to achieve yet another success in the field of civil aviation and are confident that our success will continue to grow with each passing day. It is a pleasure to become a solution partner of SunExpress and we take great pride in providing support to SunExpress in their pilot training with our state-of-the-art flight training device, contributing to the advancement of pilot training. The importance they place on pilot training aligns with our commitment, and we are delighted to play a role in elevating their training programs” stated Mehmet Akif Nacar, Ph.D CEO of HAVELSAN.

The latest purchase by SunExpress displays another example of the confidence that airlines and full-flight simulator training center organizations have in HAVELSAN to support their pilot training operations through both full-flight simulators and flight training devices (FTDs). With all of the simulator deliveries, the company stands as a leading provider of end-to-end narrow-body simulator solutions. in Türkiye.

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