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SimCom adds Falcon 20, Westwind simulators

 - October 20, 2009, 7:58 AM

SimCom Training Centers has added Falcon 20 and Westwind II full-flight simulators and a King Air 350 Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 flight-training device to its menu of training programs. The two level-C simulators and the FTD will be located here in Orlando.

The Falcon 20 sim is capable of representing two different platforms. One configuration displays the Sperry SPZ-500 flight director and autopilot. The other set presents the Collins FD-109 and Collins AP-105. Both configurations include the UNS 1F FMS, Honeywell Mark VII EGPWS and TCAS II. Two different engine models are also available–the GE CF700-2D-2 with Aeronca CF700 thrust reversers and the Garrett TFE731-5BR-2C with Dee Howard TR5020 thrust reversers.

The Westwind II sim is equipped with the Collins FDS-85 and Collins APS-80. Flight management and terrain and collision avoidance are provided with the UNS 1F FMS, Honeywell Mark VII EGPWS and TCAS II. The engine model represents the Garrett TFE731-3-1G with Grumman thrust reversers. Both sims should be operational by December 1.

The King Air FTD was built by SimCom and is to be available for training this winter. Courses to be offered include type rating, initial and recurrent training. The device is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite with two large LCD primary flight displays and an 8-inch by 10-inch multifunction display. Flight management and automation is provided through the FMS-3000, GPS and autopilot. Radio control is managed through a remote tuning unit.