FlightSafety International is significantly upgrading the flight deck of a Bombardier Dash 8 300 simulator located at the FlightSafety Learning Center in Toronto, Canada. The modifications to the simulator are expected to be completed before the end of 2018.

As part of the upgrade, FlightSafety will replace the original electromechanical and electronic flight and engine instrument systems in the simulator with five Universal Avionics EFI-890R flat panel integrated smart displays purchased from Field Aviation. Four of these panels present the pilots with navigation and situational awareness, while the fifth displays engine information. The system provides full redundancy by allowing information to be switched between the displays.

FlightSafety’s Toronto Learning Center currently houses six full flight simulators for Bombardier aircraft. They are used to provide training for the Bombardier Dash 6, Dash 7 and Dash 8 100, 200 and 300 aircraft, as well as for the Q400.

The company recently employed Keith Anderson as its new Director, Engineering for simulation products.