Aviation Trainers Seeing Increase In Demand Ahead of MAX’s Return Written 1 September 2020


Twinjet flight simulator cockpit; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Reuters reports that after seeing a decline in simulator sales when the COVID-19 outbreak nearly halted air travel, “aviation training specialists” are now seeing an increase “in demand from cargo carriers and airlines gearing up for the Boeing...737 MAX’s return to service.” Simulator producers CAE and Textron had wagered on a sales windfall “with The Boeing Company recommending fresh pilot training on a MAX simulator for the aircraft grounded since March 2019.” The COVID-19 pandemic ruined “those hopes, crippling air traffic and casting doubt over the jet’s future.” However, “now they look to business aviation, a lifting of travel restrictions, revived hopes for the MAX’s certification later this year or early next, and heavier cargo traffic to boost training.” 
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