FlightSafety International has begun training pilots in its new Pilatus PC-12NG simulator, located at the Dallas learning center. The FAA and Transport Canada have qualified the new full-motion simulator to Level D. EASA Level-D qualification is expected within months. The Dallas center also offers PC-12 maintenance training.
The qualification of the FlightSafety PC-12NG simulator provides additional simulator training capacity for PC-12 operators. SimCom is the factory-authorized PC-12 training provider, with three visual-motion simulators (two in Orlando, Fla., with one Series 9 and one NG configuration, and one Series 10 in Scottsdale, Ariz.). The new FlightSafety simulator is equipped with the NG’s Honeywell Primus Apex avionics suite, including synthetic vision. FlightSafety’s electric and motion control loading is used to drive the motion base, and the Vital X visual system delivers a 200- by 40-degree field-of-view.
FlightSafety is also building a PC-12 Series 10 simulator, which is expected to enter service in 2014 at the Dallas center.