State of the Art Training Lab Opens at MIAT
On November 17th the new Spirit-Airbus-MIAT Maintenance Simulation Training Laboratory was officially dedicated in honor of the late Spirit Senior Training Manager Joseph Adanuncio. After a brief presentation and unveiling of a dedication plaque outside Airbus Competency-Based Training (A.C.T) classroom 207, Joe’s wife Diane rang the MIAT A&P bell to officially open the training lab. Representatives from Spirit, Airbus and MIAT were in attendance as well as Joe’s friends and colleagues from throughout the industry.
After months of hard work by Spirit Tech Training and MIAT Staff and Faculty, the state-of-the art lab is now officially open for shared usage by both Spirit Technicians and MIAT aviation students to learn and master Airbus A320 systems, operation, and troubleshooting best practices for modern digital fly-by-wire commercial aircraft.
The Maintenance Simulator is the most advanced aircraft technician training tool in the world, with an immersive 3-D fully functional virtual flight deck and virtual aircraft containing every component and system of the real aircraft in photo-realistic detail. The simulator lab can hold 14 students with a total emphasis on learn-by-doing, proficiency-based training to better prepare technicians for world-class performance on the flight line.
This Airbus Competency-Based Training (A.C.T) lab is the first of its kind to be operational at any airline in the Americas, and first in the world to be placed at an A&P school.