FlightSafety will provide the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia Central Operations a MissionFit flight training device for the service’s Pilatus PC-12 NG pilot training program. The training device is expected to enter service at RFDS in Adelaide in July 2021.
“We are honored to support the important programs the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides throughout the central corridor of Australia,” said FlightSafety executive v-p of sales and marketing Nathan Speiser. “The innovative design of MissionFit will help to increase the effectiveness of its Pilatus PC-12 NG training program while providing value and added flexibility.”
Using a seamless glass display that represents the PC-12 NG’s flight deck, the device is equipped with synthetic vision system, weather radar, and terrain and traffic collision avoidance systems. Other features of the device include the ability to be outfitted with flight controls, power control levers, and tactile and wireless smart panels.
In terms of training, the device can be used for ground school, systems integration, and general cockpit familiarization as well as normal, abnormal, and procedures training and crew coordination. Portable and easy to install, the device could also be used at RFDS’s Alice Springs facility and other locations. RFDS operates 77 aeromedical aircraft from 23 bases in Australia.