AATC, which opened in June, 2015, is the result of a partnership formed between Edmonton International Airport, Canadian North, Canadian Helicopters, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) and the Government of Alberta to build a cluster of activity in aerospace and technology at EIA.
Canadian North’s new Level D Boeing 737-Classic flight simulator is open for business at the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre (AATC), conveniently located in Edmonton International Airport’s (EIA) Cargo Village. This simulator’s full-size 737 cockpit accurately recreates all the visuals, movement and sounds that are present during the operation of Boeing 737-300, -400, and -500 series aircraft. It is available to serve owners and commercial operators of Boeing 737-Classic series aircraft worldwide. The Canadian North stimulator at AATC is a great partner in aviation training with Canadian Helicopter’s helicopter simulator, which is housed in EIA’s main passenger terminal building.
Canadian Helicopters’ parent company, HNZ Group, has acquired a custom built state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD). Launched in October 2016, the single engine FTD is the first of its kind in Canada, and is approved by Transport Canada to replace in-aircraft training. The simulation is also available for dry lease to third parties.
Space for simulator training worldwide is at a premium. These new facilities provide much needed capacity for formal flight training and will attract students from all over the world. This activity will, in turn, stimulate more economic investment in the region.