There are many benefits from training in a simulator. From the flight school's perspective: reduced operating costs, increased utilization, less impact from snags, improved professionalism and flight training not limited by the actual weather. From the pilot's perspective: lower hourly costs, consistent instruments and avionics, greater availability and less time required to complete the training syllabus.
While it seems that the early use of flight simulation as found in the Moisant School could be considered a thing of the past, a company by the name of Alsim seems to think otherwise. Their line of advanced training devices are high tech fixed base simulators that combine high instrument fidelity with what they call their HDVS Total Immersion visual system.
Most airlines expect prospective employees to possess cockpit resource management skills, with many also preferring candidates to have completed a Jet Orientation Course. CRM Aviation Europe uses the Alsim's ALX simulator to complete this JOC. On this sim and in the well appointed classrooms alongside CRM holds its Jet Orientation and Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) courses. Many airlines are now requesting that prospective employees complete a Jet Orientation Course (JOC) prior to applying.
August 2018 Association of Flight Simulator Builders and Instructors
Based in the west of France, for almost 25 years. Next year is Alsim’s 25th anniversary. The company was born with two people working out of a garage, Jean-Paul Monnin who is a software engineer, and Jerome Binachon who was an Air France first officer.
For some time, the airline industry has faced a crucial pilot shortage but now, training providers are expanding their facilities and are investing in new partnerships to meet demand. Rob Coppinger reports
French advanced flight training device manufacturer Alsim (Booth 39-40, Hangar D) is a first-time exhibitor at Sun ’n‘ Fun 2018. The company brought with it an AL250 FAA-certified advanced aviation-training device (AATD) and is providing demo "flights" in the unit at its booth during the show.
Alsim simulators conquer the world (article available in French & English)
January 2018 Aerobuzz
Alsim now exports flight simulators all over the world. It set up an office in the USA in May 2017 and the company has just signed a partnership agreement with a Chinese supplier. Alsim is the sometimes turbulent story of a small business from Nantes where you can meet artisans with a passion for aviation and training. https://www.aerobuzz.fr/aviation-generale/les-simulateurs-dalsim-a-la-conquete-du-monde/
Two of the final courses to complete before applying for an airline job are Jet Orientation and Multi Crew Cooperation. Pilot visits CRM Aviation Europe's White Waltharn facility to see how training is delivered - by Philip Whiteman
Asia looks to ramp up training to head off predicted pilot shortage. Currently, all the forecasts about the future of Asian aviation are exceptional, except for one -the forecast that Asia will need 253,000 new pilots between now and 2036. Simply put, there are not enough currently being trained to fill all those cockpit seats as contributor Michael Doran explains.
Alsim has been developing and manufacturing FAA & EASA certified FNPT II, FNPT II MCC and AATD flight simulators since 1994. One of their most recent installations was an Alsim ALX for Aeronav Academy based at Lanseria.