Leading Edge Contracts MPS for A320 FTD

by | Sep 16, 2020 | News

MPS has been awarded a contract by Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL) for the supply of an A320 FTD. The simulator is expected to be delivered this year and will be installed in LEAL’s state of the art training center at London Oxford Airport in the United Kingdom. Despite the many difficulties COVID-19 has presented the professional flight training industry, this order is a clear commitment from Leading Edge to incoming flight students and to the future of aviation.

Students at LEAL will not only benefit from cutting edge MPS technology but also from extra implemented safety measures including the reduction or elimination of re-circulated air inside the simulator.

The device will be used in LEAL’s airline preparation course as well as its modular commercial pilot training course and will continue to support a blended learning approach that is much needed for the new generation of pilots, especially in a post COVID-19 world.

Leading Edge Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy McFarlane: “As Leading Edge Aviation grows, we want to continue to offer our student pilots the most advanced training possible. The A320 FTD-1 from MPS offers sophisticated training capabilities making it the obvious choice for our latest acquisition. We are looking forward to working closely with MPS to bring the simulator into use and taking Leading Edge to the next stage of training capability.”

MPS’ Chief Executive Officer, Captain Philip Adrian: “We are very impressed with LEAL’s resolve to further extend its training capacity with an MPS A320 FTD. It underlines our common expectation of increased demand in the near future for professional training. Now and in time to come, MPS looks forward to supporting LEAL and its students in preparing for a better and safer tomorrow through use of our smarter simulator.”


About Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge Aviation is a rapidly expanding pilot training academy with a fresh approach and an emphasis on holistic training. Offering the highest standards of regulatory technical training, students also benefit from a comprehensive professional and personal development curriculum to enhance non-technical skills.  Leading Edge delivers modular commercial training and the LEAP® (Leading Edge Airline Preparation) course; a full-time integrated course with BSc degree.

Based at London Oxford Airport, Leading Edge students receive wellbeing support, along with the most advanced learning aids. Virtual and mixed reality tech, and neuro training techniques are used to embed and refine new knowledge and skills, creating pilots who enter the industry airline ready, with strong leadership skills.

For further information, please contact Sarah Champneys, Head of Marketing, Leading Edge Aviation at +44 (0)1865 546300 or +44 (0)7393 048536 or via email: sarah.champneys@leadingedgeaviation.com