FlightSafety’s first PC12NG simulator qualifies to Level D
FlightSafety International has announced that its first Pilatus PC-12NG aircraft simulator has been qualified to Level D by the FAA and Transport Canada. FlightSafety will build a Level D qualified simulator for the Pilatus PC12-47 (Series 10) aircraft.
Training has begun at FlightSafety’s Dallas learning center for the PC12NG. The new PC12 simulator is scheduled to enter service in Dallas early in 2014.
“We look forward to welcoming Pilatus PC-12NG and Pilatus PC-12 operators from around the world to our Dallas learning center and to providing them with the high quality training and outstanding service they deserve,” said Bruce Whitman, president & CEO.
The Pilatus PC-12NG simulator is equipped with the Honeywell Primus Apex avionics suite and incorporates synthetic vision. It is expected to be qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency in the coming months. Qualification by other regulatory agencies around the world will be applied for and obtained according to customer needs.
The Dallas learning center currently has 21 full flight simulators for business and commercial aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault, Eurocopter, Pilatus, and Gulfstream. The center will soon offer training for the Bell 212, 412, and 430 helicopters.