MPS Hands Over Boeing 737 MAX FTD to Canada’s Flair Airlines

by | Apr 30, 2024 | News

MPS, a leading airline flight simulator company, recently completed the installation of a cutting-edge Boeing 737 MAX flight training device (FTD) at Flair Airlines, Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline. The simulator, boasting an FAA level 5 rating, was formally handed over to Grey Cooper, Flair’s Director of Flight Training, during an onsite ceremony in Toronto.

The timing of this delivery aligns perfectly with Flair’s proactive approach to combat the pilot shortage in Canada. Last summer, the airline introduced an intensive 18-months training program designed to meet the industry’s highest standards regulatory requirements.

Grey Cooper, Director of Pilot Training at Flair Airlines, expressed his enthusiasm, stating “The installation of the Boeing 737 MAX flight training device signifies a major milestone for Flair Airlines as we address the pilot shortage in Canada. This state-of-the-art simulator, provided by MPS, ensures that our current pilots and cadets receive top-notch training, paving the way for them to become skilled first officers. We are immensely grateful for MPS’s partnership and eagerly anticipate leveraging this technology to train the next generation of pilots.”

Michel van der Pijl, MPS Chief Operating Officer, echoed these sentiments, saying “It has been a pleasure working with the Flair Airlines team to hand over our device. To see the simulator up and running and being used by the skilled pilots at Flair has been truly rewarding. Their dedication to safety is evident in every flight and knowing that our technology plays a part in their training fills us with pride. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Grey and his team and supporting them in their training programs for many years to come.”

About Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines is Canada’s most trusted low-fare airline and its greenest airline, on a mission to provide affordable air travel that connects Canadians to the people and experiences they love. With an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is growing to serve over 35 cities across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. For more information, please visit
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