China buys Airbus A320 simulator

Updated: 2007-06-17 15:26

BEIJING -- The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) and France-based Thales Group have agreed on the purchase of a flight simulator in Beijing.

CAAC and China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group Corporation (CASC) signed a contract to buy a set of fully-operational Airbus A320 flight simulator from Thales Group, an international electronic and systematic solution provider.

The first flight simulator CAAC purchased will be used to facilitate training for its own supervisors. They will decide whether a domestically-made simulator meets the requirements for A320 flight simulation.

The simulator has two components: an A320 1.5.0-standard D grade full-operational flight simulator and an A320 flight maintenance exerciser.

The flight maintenance exerciser is a low-level training device, which can simulate the piloting environment in a classroom. With the assistance of the aviation electronic supply software and reality piloting model, it creates an authentic effect that is very similar to the full simulator.

The A320 full simulator and exerciser will be installed at the Sino-Europe Training and Support Center. The center will operate and maintain the A320 simulator set for CAAC.

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