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ELITE’s first simulator in Cambodia

Zurich, Switzerland 04/10/2022

Novation Academy to be the first ELITE customer in Cambodia Novation Academy, based in Phnom Penh, the busy capital of Cambodia, has recently secured itself a versatile ELITE PI-1000 Professional Flight Training Device. Novation Academy is the first Approved Training Organization (ATO) to offer Commercial Pilot (CPL) and Private Pilot (PPL) training in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Situated in the Central Business District with modern facilities and outstanding resources, Novation Academy offers the opportunity to learn to fly in one of the most advanced flight training academies in South East Asia.

Novation Academy was founded by its CEO, Kirill Bratchenko, an IT expert and aviation enthusiast, who has been in Cambodia for 15 years and by his Head of Training / Chief Flight Instructor, Eugene Zakharankau, with 8000 hours total flight time / 6500 hrs as Flight Instructor. The Company’s mission is to become the best Aviation Academy in South East Asia and its aim is to train pilots of the future. “Aviation and innovation” are the two concepts that Novation Academy stands for. By 2025, Novation Academy aims to gain international recognition and reach maximum compliance whilst training 75 to 100 students annually.

Kirill Bratchenko is delighted after having this latest ELITE product installed at Novation Academy and says: “We are very happy to use this state-of-the-art simulator in our academy to provide a realistic flight experience without leaving the ground. As a new and only Approved Training Organization (ATO) in Cambodia with a PI-1000 Professional Flight Training Device, we are looking forward to utilize these latest available technologies and practices in order to train future pilots.“

The Aviation Entrepreneur adds: “Our students will greatly benefit from our Learning Management Software (LMS), technically advanced airplanes (Tecnam P2006T and Magnus-Fusion-212) and of course our new ELITE Simulator. The PI-1000 will shorten the study time and develop all the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to become a successful pilot.” The PI-1000 is an FAA Approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) with a versatile aircraft platform—singles and a twin, simple and complex aircraft can all be flown. Building on the success of ELITE’s “round-gauge” PI-135 Basic ATD, the PI-1000 provides incredible training fidelity for glass cockpit users and comes with two pre-configured ELITE computers to power the visual system and a G1000 avionics/instructor station, technical support and warranty from ELITE.

“ELITE is very pleased to be able to add newly established FTO Novation Academy to our esteemed customers. This is actually ELITE’s first sale to Cambodia and I believe our versatile PI-1000 Professional flight training device will be a valuable contribution to Novation Academy’s long-term business success“ says ELITE Sales Manager René Huddlestone, whilst predicting Novation Academy a brilliant future with many proficient students to come.

More information from Rene Huddlestone, Elite Simulation Solutions AG, Duebendorf, Switzerland on Telephone +41 43 355 19 20,

Email: and/or from Kirill Bratchenko, Novation Academy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Telephone +855 97 77 13 13, Email:

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