FlightSafety International announces that the Embraer E-170 aircraft simulator it built for S7 Airlines of Russia has received EASA qualification. This European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) qualification includes Issue 2 upset prevention and recovery training capability.

“The EASA Issue 2 qualification of the Embraer E170 simulator built for S7 Airlines demonstrates FlightSafety’s ability and commitment to meet the new standards set by the agency,” said Scott Goodwin, vice president Simulation. “The upset prevention and recovery training capability incorporated into this new advanced technology simulator further increases the value of the simulator and will help to enhance safety.”

“The delivery of 17 Embraer 170 aircraft to S7 Airlines was completed in June. With the new full flight simulator, designed by our trusted partner FlightSafety International, our captains and first officers are able to take initial and recurrent training at the largest aviation training facility in Eastern Europe – S7 Training. It’s advanced visualization system enables our experienced instructors to recreate all possible flight conditions and teach the necessary skills,” said Vladimir Obyedkov, CEO of S7 Airlines.

The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator is installed at the S7 training facility in the Domodedovo region. The advanced technology systems incorporated into the simulator are designed to enhance performance, increase availability and lower life cycle costs compared to previous-generation devices. They include FlightSafety’s electric motion control and cueing and a new multi-function Instructor Operating Station that features an intuitive interface, scalable graphics and large multi-touch displays.