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New Beginnings in the Dominican Republic
Avenger Flight Group and AVA Airways have agreed to open the first training center in the Dominican Republic with a full flight simulator. The Santo Domingo boutique style training center will maintain the foundation of Ava´s flight training programs while its crews will benefit from our state-of-the-art emergency training and flight simulation equipment and facilities. This localized center will provide ease of access to full flight training certification for pilots in the Caribbean and Latin America.
AFG and AVA’s Partnership
Our Sr. Vicepresident of Operations – Customers, Andres Restrepo, along with AVA airway’s founder and CEO, Olivier Arrindel, have just signed these agreements to build and design this $55 million training center. Tailored towards the needs of our customers, the boutique style training centers are a pillar in AFG’s strategy to be the leading flight training firm in customer satisfaction due to the dynamic and flexible structure of our training model and centers. Although the center will originally have one Airbus A320 FFS and emergency training equipment for inauguration, this TC has the capacity to store another 3 full-sized flight simulators.
AFG Founder and CEO, Pedro Sors:
“AFG is pleased to support AVA Airways in this undertaking to build the first full flight simulator training center in the Dominican Republic. We are confident this aviation center will bring great economic benefits to the region and will establish and promote aviation professional development and employment within the youth of the Dominican Republic”.
AVA Airways Founder and CEO, Olivier Arrindel
“AVA Airways is excited to be part of the AFG family and especially to be its partner and part of the ‘My house is your house’ mentality. Stimulating a new industry in the Dominican Republic has always been part of the foundation of the AVA Airways mindset and my dream. The creation of AVA Airways Full Flight Simulator company by AFG was motivated by incredible economic benefits for the Dominican Republic among the youth by igniting aviation in their hearts.”
New Beginnings with Envoy
Avenger Flight Group has entered an exciting partnership with Envoy Air, which will include the installation and management of five new simulators at our Dallas 2 facility in Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas!
DFW2’s New Additions
We have already installed the first full flight simulator, an ERJ145, which is owned and managed by AFG. A second ERJ145, owned by Envoy, is scheduled to begin installation December 14th, 2021. Two new E170 simulators are on order from CAE, scheduled to arrive in Q4 of 2022 along with another E170 simulator which is being transferred from a facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. All five of these simulators will be for exclusive use for Envoy Airlines and will be housed at our DFW2 facility.
Envoy Airlines AFG Full Flight Simulator Partnership
|Simulator||Owned By||Location||Projected Installation (subject to change)|
|ERJ145-1||AFG||AFG Dallas 2||Currently Installed|
|ERJ145-2||Envoy Air||AFG Dallas 2||Beginning Installation December 14th 2021|
|E170-1||Envoy Air||AFG Dallas 2||September 2022|
|E170-2||Envoy Air||AFG Dallas 2||October 2022|
|E170-3||Envoy Air||AFG Dallas 2||Immediately after the certification of E170-2|
AFG’s Plans for Expansion
This summer Avenger Flight Group partnered with Marathon Asset Management LP, a global credit manager, to secure a large growth capital credit. This partnership has allowed AFG to further expand our worldwide reach. The first stages of growth under this investment will include opening new centers in Western Europe and the Middle East as well as purchasing several new full flight simulators for our centers in North America.
More Full Flight Simulators (FFS)
In addition to the planned opening of our newest international centers, many of our North American locations will be able to further support clients by acquiring additional full flight simulators. Our locations in Dallas, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale already have several new simulators in-line for delivery within the upcoming year. Pedro Sors, President and CEO of Avenger Flight Group, gratefully states, “This transaction gives us the flexibility to implement our business development plan, which will deliver mission-critical flight training services to clients worldwide as the aviation industry is poised to begin an unprecedented global rebound.”
With Marathon’s confidence in our success and AFG’s commitment to customer satisfaction, the possibilities are endless for what is to come next.
Did you know that the world’s first Airbus A330 NEO simulator is owned and operated by Avenger Flight Group? Would you believe us if we told you this Full Flight Simulator is available for any airline wishing to conduct A330 NEO training? Although this simulator is unique, it is not exclusive to any of our airline partners and is available for booking by your organization!
For the past eight years Avenger Flight Group’s Founder and CEO, Pedro Sors, has been transforming the model of flight simulator training worldwide! Through his innovative model, new generation technology can be available for all low-cost airlines.
In August 2020, at our training center in Madrid, Spain, AFG began the installation of the first Sim International Airbus A330 NEO Full Flight Simulator. Our Director of Flight Standards, Captain Pablo de León, and a team from Sim International worked together to execute multiple airworthiness, movement, and visual tests to ensure legal compliance and alignment to Airbus’s flight standards.
At the end of October, Airbus began the final acceptance tests for the simulator. One week later, on November 4th, 2020, Airbus announced their approval for the commercial use of our A330 NEO Full Flight Simulator.
On November 23rd, 2020, the certification process was submitted to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). After four full days of flight, technical, movement, and visual testing, the agency representatives expressed how highly impressed they were with AFG’s technical and logistic handling of the simulator. We are extremely proud of these results as there are very few training centers in Europe certified by the Spanish authorities, which maintains a reputation for being very strict in granting certifications.
Finally on December 4, 2020, AFG was awarded certification by the Spanish authorities allowing the commercialization of the world’s first A330 NEO simulator!