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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pilatus Selects Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Systems

Pilatus Aircraft selected Rockwell Collins to provide simulation and training products and systems as part of a long-term agreement announced Monday. The first programs to launch under the agreement will include Rockwell Collins providing its EP-8000 and EP-80 image generators and SpectraView displays for customers in Asia and the Middle East.

“Pilatus chose Rockwell Collins based on our track record as a proven integrator of the most advanced simulation and training products,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We back that up with our flexible approach and by supporting our systems with the global reach of our engineering and operations teams.”

Rockwell Collins said its EP-8000 image generator system introduces a new paradigm for high-end training applications. The EP-80 employs second-generation environment processor real-time software to provide full functionality within a high-resolution, round-earth environment. Compatible across the complete line of EP image generators, the EP-80 enables customers to combine COTS PC training devices with high performance systems, yielding a wide array of training capabilities that share common real-time software, databases and host interfaces, the company said.

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