Avion bags order for supplying 8 A320 FFS

Gen24 Flybiz, an upcoming Flight Training Company based in Mumbai (India), has entered into an agreement with Avion to supply eight Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulators. The new center is scheduled to open in July, with two Avion A320 simulators being shipped to India and certified by the Indian civil aviation authority, DGCA. The remaining six simulators will be delivered in about eighteen months.

The agreement followed the announcement of the acquisition of Avion Group and Avion Simulators in the Netherlands by the Gen24 Group of India. The group is promoted by Padmakar Mulay Group of Companies and its flagship company, Gangamai Industries & Constructions Limited (GIACL).

Manoj Pandey, CEO of Gen24 Group, explains the acquisition: “Avion’s unique simulator design combined with the team’s expertise offers a great opportunity for Gen24 to rapidly expand our footprint in professional flight training and simulator manufacturing. The synergies shared between Gen24 and Avion make it an ideal acquisition and impeccable match.”

The companies have agreed to further enhance Avion’s R&D activities by developing a Full Flight Simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, developing new functions like lesson plans, debrief tool and a 2.1 software update for the Airbus A320 simulator. To support the enhanced R&D program, Avion will expand its team in the coming months.

“We are thrilled Avion has become part of a strong industrial group with a clear ambition to be a knowledge leader in the flight training industry. This will enable Avion to develop its portfolio of products and grow market share accordingly”, says Erik Varwijk, outgoing CEO of Avion.

The Avion Flight Training Center at London Luton Airport will continue its operations, and further expansion of this center will be investigated.

About Gen24
Gen24 is promoted by Gangamai Industries & Constructions Limited of the Padmakar Mulay Group of Industries, an over two-decade-old conglomerate having a diverse business portfolio spreading across sugar and ethanol manufacturing, Infrastructure building projects, technical & higher education etc.

About Avion

Avion focuses on Full Flight Simulator design, manufacturing, and operation. Avion’s concept of training locally has gained a lot of traction over the last two years. The pandemic underlined the importance of easy access to crew training as an essential need. Avion enables airlines to train at their home base, giving them complete control of the training schedule. This way, airlines can cut costs and CO2 emissions and have a well-rested flight crew. In other words: it benefits economic, environmental and social sustainability targets.

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