ALSIM is happy to announce the sale of four simulators, two AL250 and two AL172, to Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). The simulators will be installed in their new 18,000 square foot Aeronautics Academic Center, slated to open in mid-2019, located at Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio.
Originally opened in 1920 and serving the community for decades, Kent State’s airport is a university asset utilized by CAE’s flight technology program which provides professional aeronautical training to students. A reflection of CAE’s excellence in education as evidenced by its ETAC ABET and AABI accredited academic programs, the new state-of-the-art building will include classrooms, flight debriefing rooms and a faculty research lab in addition to the four Alsim simulators.
Kent State’s new Alsim simulator fleet will complement their aircraft fleet, the largest university fleet in Ohio. It includes 27 single-engine Cessna aircraft, two twin-engine Piper Seminoles and three single-engine Piper Arrows.
“This was a straightforward value-based decision,” said Robert G. Sines, Jr., interim dean, CAE. “The quality and fidelity of the AL250 and AL172 we’ve chosen are outstanding and will seamlessly merge into our existing flight training operations, providing enhanced training opportunities for our students.”
“As a complement to their exceptional simulation products, the customer service we’ve received from ALSIM has been, thus far, nothing short of outstanding,” said Maureen McFarland, PhD, Senior Academic Program Director Aeronautics, CAE. “Willingness and technical ability to accommodate our unique needs was a significant factor in our decision to work with them.”
“We are pleased and honored that Kent State University chose Alsim to help prepare their students for careers in aviation. Kent State has a great reputation of training highly functional and effective aviation professionals and we believe through their Alsim simulator fleet and our partnership, the bar will be raised even higher. We are very excited to see what the future holds,” adds Dr. Scott Firsing, Sales and Business Development Manager at Alsim North America.
About Kent State University College of Aeronautics and Engineering
The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is one of the 11 colleges of Kent State University, with approximately 1,000 students and near double-digit growth in recent years. As one of its fastest growing colleges, the university has committed strong support to expand its programs. Whether it’s the AABI accredited aeronautics program or the ATMAE accredited engineering programs, we have a program designed to develop highly prepared, employable graduates. With facilities like air traffic control simulators, a foundry, CAD and computer labs, 3D prototyping, mechatronics, electronics, FANUC robots, hydraulics, energy and power, KSU airport, and many internship and co-op opportunities, our students receive practical experience so they are job ready upon graduation.