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Saudi Aviation Industry

Saudi Academy Now Offering New A320neo Simulators Training

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

Saudia Academy, which is a division of Saudia Group, has recently introduced two brand new A320neo flight simulators, supplied by L3Harris Technologies (LHX). As a result, the academy now possesses a grand total of five cutting-edge simulators of this particular model.

With the esteemed presence of His Excellency Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, the Director General of Saudia Group, the launch ceremony was successfully conducted. Notable attendees included executives from L3Harris and Airbus. This event marks a notable advancement in the Academy’s capabilities and its commitment to delivering exceptional aviation training. It also signifies a significant milestone in the Academy’s growth, further establishing its goal of offering comprehensive aviation training services to Saudi Arabia and the neighboring region.

Capt. Ismael S. Alkoshy, CEO of Saudia Academy said: “The launch of these A320neo simulators is a testament to our dedication to remain at the forefront of the aviation training technology. This strategic expansion reflects our commitment to meeting the dynamic needs of the regional market, particularly with the growing presence of the narrowbody A320neo. We are not just enhancing our capacity.:

Alan Crawford, President, L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions said: “We are proud to provide two cutting-edge A320neo simulators to Saudia Academy, further building on the partnership between the two organizations. This is a great example of a strategic alliance between two industry leaders and the collaboration demonstrates our commitment to Saudia Academy’s growth plans and elevating the air transport and logistics sectors in the Kingdom to new heights.”

Saudia Academy currently operates four facilities in Jeddah; Flight Training, Safety Training, In-Flight Service Training, and Technical Training which is set to relocate to the MRO Village under Saudia Technic. Additionally, there are plans to establish a new flight training facility in Riyadh, a move that promises to strengthen the Academy’s presence and influence within its vast network of aviation and non-aviation clients, regionally and globally.