Posted on: 21 November 2014 by Ross McSweeny
The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has awarded Level D certification on two Airbus A320 full flight simulators (FFSs) which have been delivered to Spring Airlines’ training centre at Shanghai Pudong International Airport by L-3 Simulation and Training.
“This is the first time Spring Airlines has purchased its own simulators, which are proving very effective in training A320 aircrews,” commented Shi Yong Hong, general manager of Shanghai Spring Flight Training Company. “L-3 Link worked closely with the Spring Airlines team to deliver high-quality training devices, which reinforces our acquisition decision last year.”
Both the new A320 simulators use L-3 Link’s modular RealitySeven simulation architecture, which builds on commercial-off-the-shelf capabilities and therefore reduces a FFS’s life-cycle costs. The RealitySeven solutions for each simulator also include digital electrical control loading and electric-hydraulic motion systems that reduce power consumption and provide high trainer availability.
“We are proud to deliver reliable products on schedule that enable Spring Airlines to operate with the lowest possible training costs,” remarked Alan Crawford, managing director of L-3 Link UK. “In providing our RealitySeven flight training systems, we are supporting Spring Airlines’ expanding market position and growing schedule of domestic and international routes.”