Panama, October, 13 2011 -- Copa Airlines announced that its new Boeing 737 Next Generation, advanced technology flight simulator, with which the airline will train pilots, is already in operation.
The new Mechtronix simulator contains a replica of the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, which, according to the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) of the United States, is classified as Level D, the highest ranking for a simulator in its class.
The new acquisition of the Copa Airlines Training Center, the most complete and cutting-edge pilot training center in Latin America, is added to two already existing flight simulators which are successfully operating at the center: one Boeing Level C flight simulator, and an Embraer 190 flight simulator.
"We are pleased that Copa Airlines now has at its disposal an additional flight simulator with advanced technology, which makes it one of the world's most modern. This way, we can offer our pilots the opportunity to complete all of their training locally, without the need to travel to other countries," declared Pedro Heilbron, Executive President of Copa Airlines.