MIAMI – P7 Aviation, the pilot training company located at Sharjah Airport (SHJ) in the UAE, is expanding with the addition of a Boeing 747 full-flight simulator.
Currently, P7 features A320 and Boeing 737 Classic training capability. It will now be able to support Boeing 747 operators throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
Kushbeg Jattana, CEO of P7 Aviation said, “The global pandemic has resulted in a number of passenger airlines retiring their B747 aircraft, but these planes have found another use: cargo. In March 2020, 281 Boeing 747s were actively flying. By December, that number had risen to more than 300! P7 Aviation wanted to bring Boeing 747 pilot training infrastructure to the region to support operators at a globally accessible location.”
“This significant investment made by P7 Aviation is a further commitment to make the UAE a global pilot training destination. We look forward to supporting operators from around the world.”
According to a press release, the Boeing 747 simulator was ready for training in April. However, the company’s web page does not yet list that capability.
The simulators are approved by the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and are used by a wide range of airlines, airline pilots, and commercial pilot license holders.
Featured image: Qatar Airways Cargo A7-BGB Boeing 747-8F. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways