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Aeros & Cat3C install 737 Avionics Trainer at Gloucester Airport

Cat3C, part of the Aeros Group, announce today the installation of an RFT (ready for training) 737 cockpit instrument/avionics trainer at their Gloucester Airport training base.

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Cat3C is a recognised leader in TKI (theoretical knowledge instruction) commonly known as ‘ground school’ for student pilots working toward their fATPL (frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence).

The instrument/avionics trainer is a partial representation of a Boeing 737 flight deck and enables familiarisation with the key elements of the aircraft’s avionics (Instruments, Flight Management System-FMS and Automation).

Nigel Orme, Managing Director for Cat3C said, ‘as part of the UK CAA and EASA training requirements all ATPL students receive instrument training, however not many ATO’s (approved training organisations) have an actual 737 avionics trainer in which to do this type of training. This will give our students a distinct advantage by putting them into a commercial pilot environment while still completing some of their initial light aircraft training.’

Captain Bill Chivers, Head of Training said ‘This avionics device gives our students the chance to get some ‘hands on’ experience to consolidate their theory training. This will greatly optimise their exam preparation and performance. Our students will be able to hit the ground running on their future training such as APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation) as with the avionics already understood they will be able to focus on the multi-crew interactions and advanced swept wing jet handling that are the objectives of that course.’

Cat3C, who were recently acquired by Aeros Group, are continuing to invest in state-of-the-art technology to offer students the best opportunity to start their careers as commercial pilots following the completion of TKI training.

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