Flight training

September 16, 2008 - 11:31am

Mesa, Ariz.-based APS Emergency Maneuver Training recently started offering jet upset recovery training in full-motion simulators to mitigate in-flight loss-of-control situations, which a report from Boeing says is the prevailing factor in fatal commercial aviation accidents over the past 10 years.

July 30, 2008 - 7:18am

To serve as a training aid for pilots who are about to strap into Dassault’s new Falcon 900EX with the Primus Epic EASy cockpit, Honeywell and FlightSafety plan to provide PC-based training software. FlightSafety instructors will use the software in the classroom to familiarize aviators with the modern cockpit before hands-on training in a full-flight simulator.

July 15, 2008 - 11:49am

CAE has taken orders for four full-flight simulators worth more than $50 million at list prices and signed a military training support service contract with Australia that is valued at over $77 million.

July 15, 2008 - 8:56am

Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training said it will build a 787 full-flight simulator for installation at its training center in Miami, Florida. Pilots primarily from Latin American airlines will start simulator sessions in March 2010. Before moving to Miami, the device will be put into use at Alteon’s Seattle training center. Alteon will also install 787 simulators in Tokyo, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Minneapolis.

July 14, 2008 - 7:11am

Simulation and training specialist CAE is about to embark on a full-scale beta test of the new multi-crew pilot’s license (MPL) curriculum it developed to complement existing programs in its Global Academy.

July 14, 2008 - 2:45am

Canada’s CAE announced last week that a Boeing 777 full-flight simulator (FFS) built for Delta Air Lines is the first to achieve level-D qualification under the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s new FAR Part 60 rule. At the end of May, the FAA implemented more standardized and stringent qualification requirements for initial and continuing use of flight simulation training devices (FSTD).

July 12, 2008 - 7:48am

French-Italian regional turboprop manufacturer Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) is considering a new aircraft to complement its 46/50 passenger ATR 42 and 68/74-seat ATR 72 regional turboprop aircraft. CEO Stéphane Mayer confirmed that the airframer is studying a larger turboprop, probably to seat between 90 and 100 seats, and options including a two- or three-member family. “A stretch [of today’s ATR 72] is not a solution,” he said.

July 12, 2008 - 4:18am

The new Series 5000 full flight simulator that CAE inaugurated recently at its Burgess Hill training center near Gatwick is the first example of a new design intended as a more affordable alternative to the company’s established 7000 series.

July 9, 2008 - 11:11am

In aviation, the old saying goes, “You don’t want to lose the ratings and certificates that you’ve already got.” And it’s nearly that time again–time to renew your flight instructor certificate, that is.

July 7, 2008 - 6:50am

Russian simulator and avionics specialist Transas is expanding its flight-training portfolio for both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The company is also engaged in an ongoing program to equip Russian aircraft with the terrain avoidance and warning systems (TAWS) that they need to fly on international routes.

 
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