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Virgin Atlantic Adds New Image Generation System to 787 Simulator

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | November 25, 2015


[Avionics Today 11-25-2015] Virgin Atlantic Airways is adding Rockwell Collins' EP-8100 image generation system to its Boeing 787 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) as part of a contract with L-3 Communications. This will be the first implementation of Rockwell Collins' EP-8100 IG system on a commercial FFS.
 
 
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787. Photo: Virgin Atlantic. 
 
The EP-8100 is driven by real-time, simulation-specific graphics cards and software designed to support any virtual mission. Additionally, updates of the software for program-specific changes require no hardware change and can be performed in the field.

 
Virgin Atlantic pilots will begin training with the new image generation system in 2016, according to Rockwell Collins.

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