Purdue University Orders A320 FTD From MPS

by | Jun 17, 2019 | News

MPS has entered into an agreement with Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute to deliver an Airbus A320 FTD to the college’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in West Lafayette, Indiana. This device is planned to be operational later this year. The A320 will be delivered to the latest Airbus specification std 2.0 ceo/neo, and will be used in Purdue’s Enhanced Qualification Program, through which the amount of required flight hours under FAA requirements could be substantially reduced. Furthermore, Purdue and MPS have agreed to jointly develop training solutions based on MPS’ controlled training software for instructorless and Evidence Based Training, as well as other market-leading innovations. Purdue plans to add an MPS Boeing 737 NG simulator later this year as well.

Head, Purdue Polytechnic Institute School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, Manoj S. Patankar, MBA, Ph.D., FRAeS: “The addition of these devices is consistent with our ongoing commitment to world-class aviation education. In further collaboration with our airline partners and OEMs, our faculty members are gearing up to present a game-changing educational experience for our students.”

MPS’ Chief Executive Officer, Captain Philip Adrian:“We are very excited with this order from Purdue to purchase an MPS Airbus A320 simulator. MPS is looking forward to the collaboration with Purdue University, supporting their high-quality training program, and the joined development of market-leading ancillary technologies. This will further contribute to MPS’ goal of being a leader in the innovation of aviation training.”


About Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Purdue University’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, one of six departments and schools in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, administers seven world-class undergraduate majors and a graduate program, including an aviation-focused Ph.D. program in Technology. The school is one of the most recognized programs for the quality of its graduates. Faculty members work closely with undergraduate and graduate students and all segments of the aviation industry to conduct research related to grand challenges in sustainability, safety and quality. For further information, visit www.polytechnic.purdue.edu/SATT or contact us at atsec@purdue.edu.