L-3 to provide advanced flight simulation for All Nippon Airways Airbus A320 pilots

ARLINGTON, Texas, 3 Oct. 2016. Flight simulation experts at Japanese commercial air carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) in Tokyo needed flight simulators for the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 single-aisle passenger jets. They found their solution from the L-3 Communications Commercial Training Solutions segment in Arlington, Texas.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ARLINGTON, Texas, 3 Oct. 2016.Flight simulation experts at Japanese commercial air carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) in Tokyo needed flight simulators for the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 single-aisle passenger jets. They found their solution from the L-3 Communications Commercial Training Solutions segment in Arlington, Texas.

L-3 will build and deliver an Airbus A320 full flight simulator to the All Nippon Airways flight training facility in Tokyo, and will begin training airline pilots in 2017, L-3 officials say.

The L-3 A320 simulators will have the company's RealitySeven flight training technology, and will be the first RealitySeven A320 full flight simulator to be installed at the ANA flight training center. The new simulator will join an existing RealitySeven Boeing 787 flight simulator at the ANA training facility.

RealitySeven simulation solutions -- including digital electrical control loading and electric motion systems -- will reduce power consumption and provide high trainer availability for the airline, facilitating the lowest life-cycle costs for each device.

L-3’s A320 RealitySeven flight simulator will deliver high degrees of reliability, maintainability, and supportability for ANA, L-3 officials say.

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A full flight simulator mimics all aircraft systems that are accessible from the flight deck and are critical to training. It includes force feedback for the pilot's flight controls, and simulators other systems such as avionics, communications, and glass cockpit displays.

Full flight simulators typically are on movable platforms that help give the pilot the sensation of acceleration, deceleration, banking, climbing, and descending.

Airline pilots use full flight simulators for initial training, which involves teaching pilots to fly new kinds of aircraft, as well as for recurrent training, which involves proficiency training to retain the flight qualifications.

For more information contact L-3 Commercial Training Solutions online at www.link.com/commercial/.

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