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News about simulators and training procedures.

December 6, 2006 - 12:13pm

Several Iranian manufacturers have joined a pursuit of a growing local market for affordable light airplanes for initial training and leisure flying. A proliferation of flight schools that cater to an expanding base of rich and middle-class Iranians has driven the recent surge in demand. The export market presents another opportunity, and a few Iranian-built aircraft have reportedly gone to customers in Australia.

December 6, 2006 - 11:14am

Late last year, CAE and Israel Aircraft Industries started working together to develop a new prototype for embedded and virtual training. The main applications for any resulting technology will be training military personnel to operate fighters and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as command, control, communications, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

December 6, 2006 - 11:14am

CAE is expanding its flight training center at Zhuhai in southern China by building a satellite complex to accommodate six more full flight simulators (FFSs). The addition will increase the total number of simulators to 16 in a facility that is run as a joint venture with China Southern Airlines.

December 6, 2006 - 10:55am

Aerosim Technologies is to supplypersonal-computer based flight-management system trainer and virtual flight-deck equipment to Japanesecarrier Air Nippon for its short-haul Boeing 737-700 fleet.

December 6, 2006 - 10:26am

The Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) has announced the launch of a new 13-week rotary-wing flight test course set to begin next August. The program will be held at the home of the UK’s joint Ministry of Defence (MOD)/QinetiQ aircraft test and evaluation center at Boscombe Down.

December 6, 2006 - 10:06am

Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training has begun building regional training center here in Singapore. Located near Changi Airport, the new training facility will have the capacity to train 6,000 pilot and flight attendant students annually.

December 1, 2006 - 10:03am

As the competition for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) “basic wing course” request for proposal heats up, Aermacchi’s M-311 is making waves as the only jet-powered contender to bid against turboprop trainers. But the aircraft is also unique in demonstrating BVR Systems’ embedded virtual avionics (EVA) and is the first such device to perform synthetic ground-mapping radar simulation during an actual flight.

December 1, 2006 - 8:32am

The Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri has been selected as the training platform for a 20-year rotary-wing program in Singapore, the European helicopter manufacturer announced here on Monday. Under the contract, Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) will receive an unspecified number of EC 120B single-engine light helicopters on which Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) pilots will be trained.

November 30, 2006 - 12:07pm

BVR Systems is to acquire Blue Ridge Simulation, a leading U.S. supplier of high-performance radar simulators for America’s Department of Defense. By merging the complementary assets of the two companies, BVR will extend its capabilities in simulating advanced airborne, naval and civilian radars for both its virtual and live training systems.

November 30, 2006 - 6:21am

AirData, the flight planning specialist, is preparing to launch its new online flight planning and crew briefing system this fall. The new software is intended to automate as much of the flight planning process as possible, reducing crew workload during busy operations without compromising the operational control of crews.