L-3 Link Simulation & Training has delivered an Airbus A320 full-flight simulator to EVA Airways for use at its flight training academy near Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The European Aviation Safety Agency and the Taiwan Civil Aviation Authority have granted the simulator their highest certification, Level D.
Travelers taking to the skies this holiday weekend will find more high-profile dining options, as select airports are expanding their menus to accommodate the changing tastes of the traveling public. "Our concession program is nearly finished with opening 152 new restaurants, and each one has a strong reputation for top-notch food and service," said Reese McCranie, spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.
British Airways has opted for an Airbus A380 full-flight simulator from Thales UK. "The selection of Thales to supply its A380 full-flight simulator represents another major step in building our long-term relationship with BA," said Marion Broughton, chief of avionics, training and simulation business at Thales.
Boeing unveiled its first full-flight simulator for the 787 on Thursday, wowing both pilots and reporters with the realism of its programming. The FAA has granted provisional approval of the simulators, allowing Boeing to begin training pilots for customer airlines.
The Victoria Flying Club acquired a full-flight simulator for flight students and pilots. RedBird Flight Simulations manufactures the $100,000 training system as a more affordable option for simulators, which can cost more than $1 million. "Our goal is to use the simulator technology to help reduce the cost of flight training as it helps us maintain currency with pilots rather than burning a lot of fuel," said chief flight instructor Graham Palmer.