OxfordSaudia Flight Academy to install Airbus A320 7000XR full-flight simulator (FFS) and one Airbus A320 600XR flight training device (FTD) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

News | October 15, 2020

Delivery of Airbus A320 7000XR and 600XR in 2nd half of 2021 with an additional 2 7000XR as an option. Devices on order to receive EASA and FAA approvals as per contractual agreement. 

OxfordSaudia Flight Academy is proud to announce the manufacturing of its Airbus A320 7000XR full-flight simulator (FFS) and one Airbus A320 600XR flight training device (FTD) for The Saudi National Company of Aviation is one month from delivery readiness. These devices will be installed in a new OxfordSaudia Flight Academy Facility in the Capitol City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  

In November 2019, OxfordSaudia Flight Academy had previously announced the purchase of these devices and plans to set up a Training Organization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The training center will be managed &  supported by OxfordSaudia Flight Academy’s expertise and guidance for the establishment of the training program including curriculum and courseware, hardware and maintenance support, the training of staff and instructors, as well as safety and quality control systems. Through this new center, OxfordSaudia Flight Academy will now provide training center operations services in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

“As OxfordSaudia Flight Academy the world-leader in commercial aviation pilot training, we come closer to the completion of this project and delivery of the devices, OxfordSaudia Flight Academy look forward to setting up this new Training Center in the Capital City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,” said Captain Larry Wade, Chief Executive Officer,  OxfordSaudia Flight Academy. “Since the announcement of the inception of our flight academy, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We have witnessed tremendous demand for pilot training, stemming beyond Saudi  Nationals. These are good success indicators as we are bringing world-class pilot training capabilities to the region.  Our option, of two additional 7000XR devices, is to enable us to address the growing demand for recurrent and new training demands in the industry regionally. We have decided to put the OxfordSaudia Flight Academy Training  Organization in Riyadh in order to better serve the airlines in the Kingdom.’’ 

OxfordSaudia Flight Academy is acquiring the Airbus A320 600XR flight training device (FTD) and Airbus A320 7000XR  Series full-flight simulator (FFS) equipped with the innovative Tropos™ 6000XR visual system. The FTD and FFS will be delivered at OxfordSaudia Flight Academy’s training facility in the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the second half of 2021.  

About OxfordSaudia Flight Academy 

OxfordSaudia Flight Academy has established the center to help address the significant regional shortage in aviation training. The center recognizes the skills of individuals in the region and the need to have a regionally based professional career path for qualifying students. The Full Flight Simulator Training program is the second phase of development for the aviation center following on from the established OxfordSaudia Flight Academy. 

OxfordSaudia Flight Academy is the branch of the global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense, and security backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defense crewmembers,  including more than 135,000 pilots.