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JAA, JCAB Certifies CAE Simulators

By Tish Drake | April 6, 2007
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Canadian flight simulator company CAE said the European Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) certified four CAE-built full-flight simulators (FFSs) with electric motion to Level D, the highest performance rating for flight training equipment. The Montreal-based company said the four simulators –– two Boeing 737-800 and one A320 for Flight Simulation Company (FSC) and one Boeing 737-800 for Japan Airlines –– are the first full-flight simulators with electric motion for Airbus and Boeing aircraft to ever receive Level D certification. CAE said its all-electric motion system, available to civil and military customers, provides more accurate and authentic cues for pilot training and is more environmentally friendly than hydraulic-based or hybrid electric-hydraulic motion systems. It also requires less maintenance and reduces labor requirements. All three FSC simulators have entered service at the FSC training center in Amsterdam and the Japan Airlines’ simulator will enter service in April at its training center in Tokyo. For related news

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