Indra will provide the French Air Force under contract with Airbus D&S with a state-of-the-art flight simulator that will offer training for the pilots of the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) refueling aircraft.

The simulator has a level D certification, the highest category for a system of this kind to EASA standards.

This is a solution that integrates the training of pilots and officers in charge of carrying out refueling operations, either via boom or probe-and-drogue – the two possible methods. The system replicates all kinds of possible tactical scenarios and operations. It also replicates communications with control centers. The cabin is an exact replica of the aircraft, equipped with the same instruments and with some of the most advanced visual systems available.

The coordination of the entire crew to safely complete this complex operation requires exhaustive training. Aircraft can also play a key role in other types of missions, such as the evacuation of the wounded or the transport of personnel.

Last year, Indra delivered a simulator for this same aircraft model to train pilots from all over the world at Seville, Spain. Indra has also developed trainers for this aircraft, which are currently in operation.