What is MPS’ installed base?
We have deployed our simulators all over the world including in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and the United States, proving the reliability and quality of our simulator. All MPS simulators are approved by the local CAA authority.
What kind of customers buy MPS simulators?
We serve multiple airlines (including Ryanair, Wizz Air, Comair and EL AL), independent simulator centres (such as FSC, CATC, CAE and AFG) and Flight Schools (such as EPST, Patria and PTC (SA)).
Why is MPS using the official data pack from Boeing and Airbus?
We believe it is paramount to use the official aircraft flight model to ensure accurate flying behaviour of the simulator. This can never be achieved by gathering data through fly-outs. Moreover, with our established relationship with the OEMs we receive upgrades and service bulletins. This way MPS can always offer the latest functionality to its customers. The Boeing and Airbus data-pack will ensure high level certification and industry recognition.
Will MPS support the A320 NEO and B737 MAX?
We support all future upgrades of the aircraft manufacturer. The MAX requires different hardware in the cockpit then the NG. MPS offers a field upgrade of their NG simulator to the MAX in order to protect our customer’s investment. The A320 will be upgraded to support both CEO and NEO engines. The engine to be used for training can be selected from the IOS.
What is the importance of upgradability (MCC – FTD1 – FTD2)
Some flight school start their programs with MCC and JOC training. This can be done on an MCC/FNPT-II device. Later that school might decide to include part of the Type Rating or MPL in their training. The big advantage of using an MPS device is the upgradability to higher levels in the field. This protects our customer’s initial investment and guarantees that the MPS device can grow with your business.
What is the difference between FTD1 and FTD2 for type rating training
The EASA rules make no difference between FTD1 and FTD2 for type rating but rather specifies FTD. The type rating credits can only be given for the functions available in the simulator. An FTD1 may have less functionality than an FTD2. Type Rating credits can be received for the FBS functions available, therefore an FTD1 with limited functions can only have a limited contribution to type rating training. In the case of MPS 99% of the functions are put in the FTD1 which means that the FTD1 can provide maximum Fixed Base Simulator credits to the type rating training.
Why are the MPS simulators fully enclosed
With a fully enclosed simulator a pilot’s view through the windows is the outside world provided by the simulator visual system. This provides a sensation of real flying and movement. Also, fully enclosed simulators can be used in open spaces which do not have to be dark nor air conditioned.
Why has MPS chosen the B737 and A320 aircraft as the base for their simulators?
These single aisle jets are the most used aircrafts in the world. New pilots typically start their career on a B737 or A320. The earlier training starts on a type specific simulator the more proficient a student will become in handling that type of aircraft.
Does MPS provide financing
MPS can provide a lease or rental arrangement, however such arrangement depends on the situation of the customer. We will establish together with our customer what the optimal financial solution is: although it might seem attractive to rent a simulator for a fixed price per hour, it quickly can become very expensive if the device is used intensely. Some of our customers clock 4000 hours per year on a device and would pay a multiple of the actual purchase price over the economic life of the simulator.
Does MPS also offer Full Motion Simulators?
MPS is fully focused and specialized in designing and assembling Fixed Base Simulators. We believe that a Fixed Base Simulator requires a different design approach then a Full Flight Simulator. We commit all our resources to making the best Fixed Base Simulator.
What is the real cost per hour for an MPS Simulator?
Based on a utilisation of 3000 hours per year and a 10 year redemption, the total cost of operation ((including maintenance and operational cost) can be less than EUR 75 per hour.
What are the operational costs when using an MPS Simulator?
We offer a fixed price maintenance contract which covers the cost of all software fixes and upgrades. The very high reliability of our devices ensures minimum maintenance. The devices are also designed to minimize support staff requirements. Since MPS produces most of the panels and electronics in its own factories we can repair parts fast and at very low cost.