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Malaysian flight school opts for Alsim AL42
Calvin Lau and his brother William have chosen the AL42 for Charter Group Aero. The pair are experienced licensed private pilots for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, and are putting together new syllabuses.

Charter Group Aero in Malaysia has purchased an Alsim AL42 flight simulator. It will be used to provide advanced Multi-Engine and Instrument flight training in Diamond DA42 aircraft. The training on this Alsim AL42 simulator is primarily intended for private and newly qualified commercial pilots in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines who wish to undertake Multi Engine and Instrument rating training. Pilots from other worldwide locations can also avail themselves for Multi engine and DA42 specific type training using this simulator as it is internationally qualified as a Level 5 flight training device.

A further segment of pilots that are targeted for use of this training device is DA42/62 owner pilots in the region, who wish to undertake Initial or Recurrent training. All training is conducted by highly qualified professional instructors with airline flying experience, using specially formulated training syllabuses with an emphasis on real world IFR flying.

The FTD features the Garmin 1000 NXi avionics suite with Alsim's highly-developed VFR-VS high-definition visual system and models for major airports in Malaysia and Australia while other airports from a worldwide database of airports will be available for familiarisation and training.

The aviators behind this project are Calvin Lau and his brother William, the owners of Mirus, an independent aircraft seat manufacturer based in Norfolk, UK, who are active and experienced licensed private pilots for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The Lau brothers are passionate private pilots who engage in daily flights on their private Airbus AS350 and Robinson R66 helicopters. Calvin also flies Cessna 172s and is working towards Multi and Instrument rating qualifications.

He says: “We choose Alsim SAS to provide this simulator after comparing many other similar devices for the purpose. We are excited and proud to take delivery of this high-quality simulator, which will be the first one in Kuala Lumpur to provide such advanced training.”

With his conviction that high quality and realistic training in IFR is key to safe and competent flight operations, Lau has appointed a team of highly experienced airline pilots, led by Captain Siva Raman, to create a progressive syllabus of flight training. Raman is a highly experienced airline pilot and instructor who has clocked more than 35,000 flying hours in more than ten different types of airline jet and turboprop aircraft including Boeing 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft. He has also flown and instructed on more than fifty types of single and multi-engine general aviation and light sport aircraft, and has sent more than five hundred pilots on their first solo flights. He has trained pilots from all parts of the world ranging from China, Japan, India, Russia and the USA as a commercial flight simulator instructor.

Raman states: “This simulator will be made available to pilots who wish to equip themselves with skills provided by a comprehensive and professional flight training environment relating to 21st century aviation.”

Alsim sales director Audrey Jeffroy concludes: “This is a great pleasure for Alsim to welcome Charter Group Aero among our customers. We are looking forward to installing the simulator before this summer and to starting a fruitful cooperation between our two companies.”

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