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Kent State University Invests in New ALSIM Simulators for Aeronautics Academic Center
July 22, 2018 - ALSIM is happy to announce the sale of four simulators, two AL250s and two AL172s, to Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). The simulators will be installed in the new 18,000-square-foot Aeronautics Academic Center, slated to open in mid-2019, located at Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio.
Kent State’s new ALSIM simulator fleet will complement its 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 for 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, Ph.D., senior academic program director aeronautics at 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.