Simulator manufacturer AXIS Flight Training Systems GmbH has installed an ATR 72-212A(500) full flight simulator at training provider Simtech Aviation in Dublin. This is AXIS’ seventh ATR simulator in use and its fourth ATR 72-500 FFS to be initially qualified.
The ATR 72-212A (500) FFS Level D EASA CS-FSTD (A) Issue 2 uses AXIS’ proprietary GNSS HR 1000 solution, as well as many other AXIS design features. The Moog motion system has 60” electro-pneumatic strokes, and the RSi XT4 visual system with 200-by-45-degree Field of View uses Barco FL35 projectors with LED. The simulator has LPV, UPRT, LNAV, low visibility, full stall and post stall capabilities, and windshear profiles for windshear training. It simulates the Salzburg, Mumbai and Manchester airports.
The simulator successfully completed EASA qualification checks by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the Irish Aviation Authority.
According to Bob Sheehan of Simtech Aviation, “this new FFS will complement the existing AXIS ATR72-212A(600) FFS and provide synergies to boost the training capacity. This is our second AXIS sim, and we’ve really come to appreciate their performance and availability in enabling us to provide first-rate training.”