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FlightSafety Adds FalconEye to Dassault Sims

 - May 21, 2019, 3:12 AM
Falcon pilots can now train with the FalconEye combined vision system on simulators at FlightSaftey International’s Paris Le Bourget and Dallas, Texas learning centers.

Dassault’s FalconEye combined vision system head-up display (HUD), now certified and available on some of its Falcon family of business jets, has been installed by FlightSafety International in its Falcon 8X and 2000LXS simulators in Paris, a Falcon 900LX simulator in Dallas, and in October is scheduled to be installed in a 2000LXS/900LX interchangeable simulator in Teterboro, New Jersey. The FalconEye HUD combines synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping, and actual thermal and low-light camera images into a single view.

Meanwhile, Dassault has renewed its approval of FlightSafety as an authorized training provider “in accordance with the Falcon Training Policy Manual.” FlightSafety noted that it was the first to receive a Dassault-authorized training provider certificate in 2011.

The U.S.-based training provider and simulator manufacturer is also preparing to offer Pilatus PC-24 twinjet training at its learning center in Paris, including initial, recurrent, advanced and specialty courses. PC-24 training is already available at FSI in Dallas using Matrix, the company’s integrated training system, and a level-D full-flight simulator.

FlightSafety (Booth F79) also offers training for the Pilatus PC-12/PC-12NG turboprop single in Dallas and PC-12NG in Denver, Colorado. FSI said that design and manufacture of the new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator for the PC-24 aircraft is under way at FlightSafety’s simulator design and manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The device will be equipped with Honeywell Primus Apex avionics with synthetic vision.

Also at its training center in Dallas, as well as its St. Louis location, FlightSafety is planning to provide training for Embraer’s Praetor 600. “[We are] pleased to expand the support we provide to Embraer aircraft owners and operators,” said Steve Goss, senior v-p of commercial. The FS1000 simulator being used will incorporate electric motion, electric control loading, a new multifunction instructor operating station, and FlightSafety’s Vital 1100 visual system.

FSI is an authorized training provider for “the majority” of Embraer’s commercial and executive jets, with training being provided at 13 FlightSafety locations in Brazil, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, and the U.S. “using a fleet of 32 full-flight simulators and other advanced training devices,” said the La Guardia, New York-based company.