Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of a third AL250 FNPT II simulator, to Astonfly, a flight training school located in Toussus-le-Noble, near Paris, France. The simulator will be delivered beginning of 2019.

Alsim developed the EASA & FAA certified AL250 simulator in 2016 in response to a strong market demand. This compact FNPT II addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a switch. This device is really a great success for Alsim: almost 30 simulators of this kind have been installed worldwide.

Mr Charles Clair, Astonfly’s President, explains the reasons why they purchased another Alsim AL250: “We are very satisfied with the quality of the AL250 we bought few months ago. Alsim also offers great after-sales service, therefore we decided to renew our confidence in the company. Our business is increasing in a significant manner, we need to invest to continue meeting the demand.” He adds: ”Astonfly plans on welcoming 120 students per year in the near future: apart from significant investments in new buildings, we are also going to increase our fleet with 13 more aircraft (10 single engine and 3 Diamond DA42) in the next few months.”

Mrs Audrey Jeffroy, Alsim’s Sales Director, emphasizes, “We are exceedingly proud to provide Astonfly with their third AL250 in less than 12 months, considering this well-known school in France and abroad started working with us at the start of this year. This is a real sign of trust in Alsim, in our device but also in our after-sales service.”

Astonfly, created in 2003, is an ATO dedicated to private & professional pilot training. The CLAIR Group, Astonfly’s parent-company, also comprises AstonJet (business airline), Astontec (Astonfly’s own maintenance facility) and Astonsky (handling). Astonfly imposes the following minimum requirements on themselves:

  • Offer its students a performing work environment with latest generation tools
  • Accompany its students until their 1st job in an Airline company

The school trains more than 100 pilots per year (private & professional), representing about 11,000 flight hours. Its fleet currently consists of 8 Cessna 172, 5 DA-42, 10 Cirrus SR-22 and 3 flight simulators.

For more information about Astonfly: www.astonfly.com