The French Air Power has purchased a full flight simulator for its E-3F airborne warning and management system (AWACS) plane.
The settlement — signed by Exail and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Upkeep (AFI KLM E&M) — helps the nation’s efforts to offer the air pressure with a handy technique to follow and practice AWACS functionality with a contemporary home flight simulator.
The platform options an an identical setup to the E-3F cockpit to arrange AWACS pilots for reasonable eventualities.
Moreover, the simulator may be configured in keeping with future aircrew necessities.
Modernizing the French E-3F Cockpit
Based on Exail, the contract builds on an present challenge with AFI KLM E&M to revamp cockpits for the French E-3F AWACS fleet.
“The AFI KLM E&M groups have been taking care of AWACS for over 30 years and have developed a ardour for this work, with out ever shedding sight of the operational challenges confronted by an plane of this sort,” AFI KLM E&M Govt Vice President Anne Brachet defined.
“The cockpit renovation is a strategic purpose for our buyer, and together with Exail we’re placing our experience to work for the pilots of the French Air and Area Power, from coaching by to operations.”
A ‘Reducing-Edge Simulator’
As soon as delivered, the flight simulator will probably be evaluated in keeping with French protection procurement company (DGA) requirements.
Platform certification is predicted to happen concurrently with the completion of the E-3F cockpit improve in late 2025.
“We’d prefer to thank the DGA and AFI KLM E&M for selecting our distinctive experience and expertise, developed over greater than twenty-five years within the subject of flight simulation,” Exail CEO Dominique Giannoni said.
“Touchdown this contract ensures sustained exercise for the Exail groups in Lannion over the approaching three years, and we’re proud to be supporting the French Air and Area Power with this new, cutting-edge simulator.”