The new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for training on the SSJ100 aircraft, installed at the SuperJet International (SJI) Training Center in Venice (Italy), has been successfully certified by EASA and it is now Ready For Training.
This SSJ100 FFS is the first simulator for a Russian civil aircraft that achieves the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA.
This certification is closing the STD (Synthetic Training Device) Evaluation Team (SET) process for the development of the device, which has seen the joint participation of EASA, the training provider SuperJet International, the aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and the simulator manufacturer L3.
This simulator, which arrived in Venice for installation in December 2012, was submitted to an extensive phase of on-site testing and finally to the approval of the EASA SET, which has confirmed the compliance of the device with the level D certification’s requirements, in accordance with EASA-FSTD A.
The FFS will provide SSJ100 Customers with Type Rating courses as well as recurrent training. Interjet pilots will be the first to start training in Venice on the new simulator at the end of February. 6 pilots and 4 technicians have already started the ground course managed by SuperJet International’s instructors.
The first Interjet B1/B2 maintenance type training course is also underway, involving 15 engineers and cabin attendant’s training on the CEET in Venice will start soon.
The SSJ100 simulator “Reality 7”, produced by L3 Communications, 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.
“We are very proud of this milestone. The new FFS will immediately permit the Mexican carrier’s pilots to start their training in Venice – states Nazario Cauceglia, Chief Executive Officer of SuperJet International – while completion activities are in progress to deliver the first aircraft to Interjet in spring”.
SJI has established a Training Center consisting of two facilities based in Venice and Moscow. Both of them are equipped with the same training devices and tools, allowing high quality training services in compliance with safety regulations.
Up to end of January 2013 140 pilots, 82 cabin attendants and more than 530 technicians completed successfully the courses currently delivered both in Venice and Moscow SJI Training Centers.