Lausanne, Switzerland-based Fly 7 Training received approval from the Swiss FOCA aviation authority for its Frasca-built flight simulation training device for the Pilatus PC-12 NGX. Beginning in January, Fly 7 and Pilatus will offer initial PC-12 NGX training using the simulator, which will also be available for European commercial carrier lease.
Incorporating Frasca’s three-channel 220-degree visual system, the flight simulation training device has been programmed with various European custom visual databases, as well as the original Honeywell Advanced Cockpit Environment system.
"This is the first PC-12 NGX simulator in Europe and another milestone for the future of the PC-12,” said Matthias Luder, director of sales and marketing for Pilatus Aircraft.
Fly 7, which was founded in 2011 and joined the Jetfly Group in 2019, provides PC-12 management and operations. The Fly 7 training organization has qualified PC-12 pilots for more than 10 years. In addition to the PC-12 NGX flight simulation training device, Fly 7 has a PC-12 NG flight deck trainer.