Euramec announced a new line up of flight simulators for business aircraft types and is further exploring technologies to help operators reduce initial and recurrent training costs.
“Training optimization is a major focus for all operators,” Bert Buyle, CEO Euramec says. “Recurrent training costs take up a large portion of the budget for business jet operators, due to limited availabilities of (full) flight simulators. Upcoming changes in EASA regulations allow to make use of fixed base training devices for certain recurrent training programs. Our devices will dramatically reduce the cost of this training.”
Other than initial and recurrent pilot training, Euramec also targets to build procedure trainers for business aircraft mechanics. Aircraft mechanics are currently sent around the world to learn particular tasks – e.g. engine start-up/shutdown – and these training costs can be significant. Euramec says there is absolutely no need to make use of full flight simulators for this, a fixed base procedure trainer is adequate for this type of training.
Euramec’s Business Aviation FTD platforms include a range of EASA-certified Flight Training Devices (FTD) that significantly reduce training and operating costs for Business Aviation operators when compared against Full-Flight Simulators (FFS).
Initially the company will offer flight training devices for business jets, i.e. the Cessna Citation, as well as the Beechcraft King Air turboprop; and with the company’s focus on integrating new technologies, smart training devices for other aircraft types will follow.
Recently, the company secured a federal grant to develop an Airbus A320 flight simulator. The certifiable device will hit the market in 2020.