MPS Installs A320 FTD At Leading Edge

by | Jan 13, 2021 | News

MPS has installed its A320 FTD at Leading Edge Aviation’s (LEAL) state of the art training center in London Oxford Airport. The device has been certified by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as an FTD-1 including FNPT-II/MCC. This certification will allow LEAL to deliver APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Cooperation) training on the device.

The device will be used in both LEAL’s airline preparation course as well as its modular commercial pilot training course. The first group of students to use the MPS smarter simulator are currently completing their MCC/APS course.

Leading Edge Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy McFarlane: “The installation of the simulator has been an exciting phase in our recent development. Not only have we developed and written a complete new APS MCC course, we have also seen our first graduates come through with flying colours. We’ve focused not only on the technical skills that are required, but also on those critical pilot competencies. All of which we are able to train with ease in the new sim. Looking to the future, we already have a queue of students ready to complete this final phase with us and we can’t wait to welcome them. MPS’ professionalism throughout has been second to none, making the process seamless for the Leading Edge team.”

MPS’ Chief Executive Officer, Captain Philip Adrian: “It is exciting to support Leading Edge’s growth with this device and we look forward to seeing many of their students well-prepared for their tasks in future flight decks of the world’s airlines.”


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.

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