Boeing 737NG & Airbus A320, A330

“Level D Category”

Boeing 737NG
We estimate to negotiate the acquisition of these simulators after 12 months of operation. These Simulators are for the Boeing 737NG, Airbus A320 & A330 and they are Level D certified also known as FFS (Full Flight Simulators). There are currently four levels of Full Flight Simulator, levels A - D, level D being the highest standard and being eligible for Zero Flight Time (ZFT) training of civil pilots when converting from one airliner type to another. These Full Flight Simulators are used, particularly as part of conversion to the Commercial Air Transport (CAT) aircraft that the pilot will eventually fly. For many commercial pilots, most aircraft orientation and recurrent training is conducted in high level FTDs (Flight Training Device) or FFS. In comparison to training in an actual aircraft, simulation based training allows for the training of manoeuvres or situations that may be impractical (or even dangerous) to perform in the aircraft, while keeping the pilot and instructor in a relatively low-risk environment on the ground. For example, electrical system failures, instrument failures, hydraulic system failures, environmental system failures, and even flight control failures can be simulated without risk to the pilots or an aircraft. Instructors can also provide student pilots with a higher concentration of training tasks in a given period of time than is usually possible in the aircraft. For example, conducting multiple instrument approaches in the actual aircraft may require significant time spent repositioning the aircraft, while in a simulation, as soon as one approach has been completed, the instructor can immediately preposition the simulated aircraft to an ideal (or less than ideal) location from which to begin the next approach. Flight simulation also provides an economic advantage over training in an actual aircraft. Once fuel, maintenance, and insurance costs are taken into account, the operating costs of an FSTD are usually substantially lower than the operating costs of the simulated aircraft. For some large transport category airplanes, the operating costs may be several times lower for the FSTD than the actual aircraft.