L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has announced that its Crawley, UK-based operation has been awarded a contract from British Airways (BA) to build and deliver an Airbus A320 RealitySeven™ full flight simulator (FFS).

BA also has the option to purchase an A350 aircraft module, which could replace the A320 aircraft module. The two platform types can be switched by leveraging RealitySeven's unique modular design to remove the A320 aircraft module and replace it with one that represents Airbus' long-range, two-engine wide-body A350 jet airliner.

The A320 FFS, which will be the first RealitySeven device L-3 Link delivers to BA, will be installed and ready for training at the airline's new Flight Training Centre at London's Heathrow Airport. Designed to Airbus standard 1.8, the simulator uses commercial-off-the-shelf technologies to reduce a trainer's life-cycle costs.