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Cobra and Airliner1 take off in aviation training collaboration

on Thursday, 25 September 2014. Posted in September 2014

Scottish collaboration set to fly

Cobra Simulation Limited is delighted to announce that they have signed a long-term strategic agreement with Airliner1 Europe Limited to install Cobra screens in all Sims and Develop 2 Centres for flight training within Scotland.

This move will help both parties put Scotland firmly on the map when it comes to commercial aviation training.  A business sector that’s tipped as ‘set to soar to new heights’ by many respected experts, the aviation simulation sector is hot news right now; so this collaboration is not only great news for the two companies, it’s great news for Scotland as a whole. 


Boeing 737 and Airbus 300 on their radar

By working together, these two organisations will be able to establish Scotland’s largest commercial airliner training operation across 2 sites within the West and East of Scotland.

Cobra Simulation intends to host a flight simulation centre for JOC training within its new premises located at Inchmuir Road, Bathgate, which is only a short drive from Edinburgh Airport.  As well as this, they will create an Airbus focused centre, modelled on, or similar to the Airliner1 Boeing JOC training centre in Glasgow.  This move could quickly see them becoming the centre of choice for Jet Orientation Courses (JOC) across the continent. 

Job and export opportunities plus eye to the future

Airliner1’s plans are to create up to 20 new jobs across their two sites.  However, from an economic viewpoint, not only does this partnership mean more jobs, it also brings tremendous global exporting opportunity.  And apart from immediate benefits, the partnership’s plans for the future include collaboration with local councils, educational organisations and charities within the aviation sector to develop and encourage young people and graduates to choose a career in aviation in Scotland. 

Steve Masson of Airliner 1 has this to say about the collaboration:

“The Cobra Curved Display provides our device with an unrivalled visual solution that’s incredibly well made and superbly supported. Its ease of use makes it our perfect partner.  Together our aim is to provide the industry with next generation training solutions that are effective and reliable, allowing airlines to deliver top quality, efficient training solutions at the same time as reducing costs”.

Talking about the new venture, Alexander Bradley, Managing Director at Cobra Simulation said:

“There are a number of key areas of growth for our respective companies and the wider Scottish economy alike. We have worked together for some time and our visions for Scotland’s aviation and simulation industry and its exports are shared. Our goals have been formalised by signing this agreement and our message to the international community is that Scotland’s doors are well and truly “Open for Business” in the commercial aviation/simulation training sector.   What’s more, both Airliner1 Europe and Cobra Simulation are committed to playing a key role in pushing its development forward.”

Cobra and Airliner1 go stateside

on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. Posted in September 2014


Scottish collaboration in global first

Cobra Simulation Limited is delighted to announce that they, together with Airliner1 were invited to attend the FSEMC (Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference) in Tulsa Oklahoma by ASTi (Advanced Simulation Technology inc.).  ASTi, here to launch a groundbreaking package for the ATC simulator sector and have partnered with Cobra and Airliner1 to create a world first.  This annual conference sees the world’s major flight simulator manufacturers and commercial airlines come together and is the perfect platform for these companies to showcase their wares to the people who really matter.

Power in numbers

ASTi is an industry leader in audio and communications systems and is at the conference to launch SERA, the world’s first fully automated, interactive, real time ATC simulator system.  And ASTi has teamed up with Cobra and Airliner1 to take their new concept to a previously unimaginable level.  ASTi’s Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC (SERA) transparently creates a dynamic, artificially intelligent environment filled with aircraft and air traffic controllers to increase the realism of flight training.  A system that provides a truly immersive ATC and traffic experience in the air and on the ground, the SERA system, in conjunction with the Cobra display and the Airliner1 cockpit, makes for a unique and presently unrivalled opportunity for flight training.

Immediate savings for the airline industry

SERA works with real time airport and airline information to eliminate the need for instructor role-play by introducing real-world communication demands, and increasing training value, at the same time as reducing training costs.  In Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) scenarios crews receive and read back dynamic, customized ATC instructions from pushback to taxi amid all the other traffic present in the real world.  State-of-the-art speech technology teaches and reinforces proper radio phraseology to new pilots, including those who speak English as a second language.  These benefits, combined with the quality of the Cobra display and the Airliner1 cockpit are tipped to transform flight training.

The sky’s the limit

This combination of expertise, technology, innovation and enthusiasm is a perfect example of what three separate companies can achieve by working together.  In this instance, these companies have combined forces to create an innovative and currently untouchable turnkey flight training solution at a highly cost effective price.  This really is synergy at its very finest.

Here’s what the people involved have to say:

Alexander Bradley, Managing Director at Cobra Simulation: “This event is another example of why partnerships in business are so important.  Independently we each already have great solutions, however when you combine them we create a solution for the aviation industry that is truly unique and unmatched.”

Steve Masson, Managing Director at Airliner1: “Together we are able to provide the complete solution which transforms the future of flight simulation training.  The buzz around the booth has been great.”

Neil Waterman, Commercial Aviation Lead at ASTi:  “Having our partners join us on the booth helped demonstrate how effective SERA, our ATC software is for training pilots. The feedback we have had has been great.”