Fri, Mar 09, 2007
Fly The Dreamliner!... Simulator
With the first flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner apparently on
track for later this year, pilots will soon need to start learning
how to fly the composite airliner. CAE is here to help with that...
and the company tells ANN it has sold its first three 787
full-flight simulators: two to Qantas and one to Shanghai Eastern
Flight Training, the training subsidiary for China Eastern
Qantas ordered two B787 FFSs and suites of CAE Simfinity
training devices, including a CAE Simfinity B787 integrated
procedures trainer (IPT) for each suite. It is proposed that each
simulator will feature CAE's next-generation visual solution,
including the new CAE Tropos-6000 visual system and Liquid Crystal
on Silicon (LCoS) projectors. In addition, Qantas' B787 FFSs will
use CAE's new electric motion system. The first B787 FFS will be
delivered to Qantas' training center in 2008.
Shanghai Eastern Flight Training (SEFT) is the first Chinese
carrier to order training equipment for the new B787 aircraft. The
simulator will be delivered in late 2008 to the SEFT centre in
"We are proud to have received our
first simulator orders for the B787 from major airlines. Airlines
that have ordered the Boeing 787 are beginning to address their
upcoming training requirements and CAE is prepared to meet these
requirements with the industry's most innovative and comprehensive
suite of simulation products," said Marc Parent, CAE's Group
President, Simulation Products and Military Training &
Services. "We have a proven track record for building simulators
for new aircraft types and an intense focus on customer support
which makes CAE the ideal B787 training partner."
In addition, CAE has sold a Boeing 737-800 full-flight simulator
to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
At list prices, including buyer-furnished data and equipment,
the contracts are valued at $67 million (Canadian) and bring the
total full-flight simulator (FFS) sales that CAE has announced so
far in fiscal 2007 to 33.
The B737-800 FFS for KLM will be delivered in the spring of 2008
to KLM's training centre at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The
simulator will feature CAE's next-generation electric motion system
as well as Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projectors.
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