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ATR -600 FFS Simulator reopens for business at Seletar Aerospace Cluster

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ATR -600 FFS Simulator reopens for business at Seletar Aerospace Cluster - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Singapore Aircraft: Airplanes

The ATR Eastern Support Facility has officially moved premises from Changi Business Park to Seletar Aerospace Park, where it will be located alongside the ATR Training Centre, on the Airbus campus, in the local aerospace cluster. The relocation also provided an opportunity to upgrade the ATR -600 simulator to the latest avionic standard 3.1, improving the visual system and qualify UPRT and full-stall & Icing capabilities. The new office facilitates an “activity-based working” concept, to enhance and facilitate collaboration. In this environment, there are no personal offices, but rather a range of different settings for different work activities. The Singapore office hosts around 60 ATR colleagues.

ATR has appointed Alessandro Luzi as Managing Director of the company’s Eastern Support (AES) subsidiary, based in Singapore, effective as of the 1 March 2021. Alessandro joined ATR in 2008 as a Cockpit and Cabin Design Engineer and has since developed with leadership roles as Head of Aircraft Interiors and Systems Installation and subsequently leading the development of the ATR 72-600F as the project’s Chief Engineer. In his new role, he will replace Jean-Pierre Clercin who will become ATR’s Head of Sales for the Asia Pacific Region, and will continue to work from the Singapore offices.

Alessandro obtained his Master’s degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona where he graduated with the highest possible honours. Jean-Pierre obtained his Master’s degree in Space Technology from ESTACA, a university in France that specialises in engineering for the: aerospace, automotive, railway and space industries.

Remarking on his appointment to Managing Director, Alessandro said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the AES team. With our customers and operators in the region facing a variety of challenges, I hope that my experience and technical background will allow us to truly meet their needs and offer them the support that they need in the current environment.”

The relocated ATR -600 FFS also recently welcomed its first customers in its new location on the Airbus campus, following its move in the first quarter of 2020, as pilots from Manta Air arrived to train on the simulator. Prior to this, pilots had been unable to access the ATR Training Centre in Singapore due to border controls and travel restrictions as part of the efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.



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