MPS Installs B737 NG FTD at Purdue University

by | Jan 17, 2020 | News

After the successful delivery of an Airbus A320 FTD to Purdue Polytechnic Institute in August, MPS has again partnered with the University to expand its pilot training for students with the addition of a new, high-level flight simulator to the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology (SATT).

A Boeing 737 NexGen jet flight training device recently was installed in the Holleman-Niswonger Simulator Center at Purdue University Airport. This FAA level 5 device will be used in Purdue’s Enhanced Qualification Program, through which the amount of flight hours under FAA requirements can be substantially reduced due to the quality of instruction and training devices used. 

Furthermore, Purdue and MPS have agreed to jointly develop training solutions based on MPS’ knowledge of the global aviation training industry. These solutions include controlled training software for instructorless and Evidence Based Training as well as other market-leading innovations. 

Head, School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, Manoj S. Patankar, MBA, Ph.D., FRAeS: “With the acquisition of the two MPS devices, Purdue is well positioned to optimize its technology, giving our students an unparalleled competitive advantage in the aviation industry. Our distinctive industry partnerships will position our students for advanced standing with airlines and business aviation partners.”  

MPS’ Chief Executive Officer, Captain Philip Adrian: “MPS is excited to expand this partnership with Purdue University to provide industry-leading training capability in the United States. Students pursuing this Purdue program and utilizing our devices will have significant opportunities with major U.S. carriers immediately after graduation.”

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