A new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for training on the SSJ100 aircraft arrived for installation at the SuperJet International (SJI) Training Center in Venice (Italy), close to the International Marco Polo airport.
The SSJ100 simulator, produced by L3 Communications, formerly Thales, fully replicates the aircraft cockpit with state-of-the-art visual and motion system, enabling pilots to achieve the SSJ100 Type Rating training without using the real aircraft.
The installation will last around 30 days and it will be followed by an extensive phase of on-site testing. Consequently the simulator will be submitted to the final approval of the EASA STD (Synthetic Training Device) Evaluation team, to be ready for training at the beginning of 2013.
The FFS will be utilized to deliver Type Rating courses to the SSJ100 Customers as well as recurrent training. Courses will be managed by a selected and highly experienced team of SuperJet International’s professionals with airline’s operations background. Interjet’s pilots will be the first to start training in Venice on the new FFS.
In Venice SJI also provides training for cabin attendants and maintenance technicians. Up to October 2012 144 pilots, 65 cabin attendants and more than 380 technicians completed successfully the courses currently delivered both in Venice and Moscow SJI Training Centers.
“This is an important achievement for SuperJet International, that in its mission also encompasses training and after-sales support. The new device will permit the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start training in Venice states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet Internaitonal – The new simulator will grant to enlarge the SJI training offer on the SSJ100 aircraft, in addition to the existing FFS already operational in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region”.
SJI has established a Training Center made up of two facilities based in Venice and Moscow. Both of them are equipped with the same training devices and tools which allow to provide the high quality training services in compliance with safety regulations.
The new FFS “Reality 7” is equipped with LCOS Projectors for the Visual System, Electro-Hydraulic Motion System and new IOS Station with improved ergonomics. The device will be also approved at “level D” which is the maximum level of certification for the FFS according to JAR FSTD A regulation.
In addition, SJI Flight Training Organization (FTO) in Venice is able to supply a Type-rating courses on A320 family “level D” FFS, also fully integrated with Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) training, through the utilization of a Frasca 242J FNPTD (Flight Navigation Procedure Training Device), thus offering a flexible array of services including the bridging for non glass cockpit pilots and multi-aircraft training