Jet Airways acquires Boeing 777-300 ER full flight simulators

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Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI) Jet Airways Pilot Training Centre here has acquired two new full flight simulators B 777-300 ER and Airbus 340/ 330 for pilots' training.

The two simulators -- Boeing 777-300 ER and Airbus 340/330 -- were supplied to Jet Airways by CAE Inc of Canada, an established world leader in providing simulation and training solutions to commercial airlines.

Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said As part of our expansion plans and with inducting wide-bodied aircraft like Boeing 777-300 ER and Airbus 330 into our fleet, these new simulators will enable us to provide high quality pilot training.

Mr Prock-Schauer further said CAE offers the highest quality of simulators combined with the ability to meet the company's aggressive delivery schedule. It has been proved that CAE is the right choice as the airline's simulation equipment provider.

He said though Indian and Air-India Express have the simulator facility, Jet has the best of the simulator in which the pilots could visualise the scenario of nearly 80 airports across the world and even experience the landing while sitting in simulator.

Jet Airways has also received Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) certification to carry out training on Boeing 777- 300 ER and an Airbus 340/330 simulators.

Jet Airways Simulator Training Centre in the city presently has four Full Flight Simulators (FFS), valued at 15 million dollars and besides these, the airline has one Flight Training Device (FTD) and one Multi-Functional Training Device (MFTD) and two Integrated Procedure Trainers (IPT).

The full-flight simulator replicates in every detail the cockpit of the aircraft that it simulates. It also reproduces, with great accuracy and realism, the visual environment the aircraft appears to be flying in, including clouds, thunderstorms and the landing approaches of airports around the world.

Each simulator also recreates operational emergency situations the cockpit crew has to be trained for. The use of the simulator as a training device greatly reduces the cost of training which, otherwise, would have to be incurred on the actual aircraft.

''All our simulators are level D certified zero flight time devices which allow us to transition a pilot from simulator training directly to line training, thereby eliminating the need for flying training on an actual airplane which was the earlier practice,'' Mr Prock-Schauer said.

The simulators are capable of carrying out initial, upgrade, recurrent and specialized training such as low visibility and airport qualification for critical airports such as Leh and Kathmandu, he informed.

''In the financial year 2006-2007, we trained 107 first officers and 54 Captains on our B-737 simulators alone. This year, we expect to carry out about 10,000 hrs of training on the B-737 simulators and 5,000 hrs each on the A-330 and B-777 simulators,'' he added.


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