May 29, 2017
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Achieving milestone
First Thales A400M full flight simulator ready

Recently, the first A400M Full Flight Simulator (FFS) designed and built by Thales for Airbus Military received European Aviation Safety Agency’s qualification for training. This qualification is a key enabling milestone that allows Airbus Military to start to train A400M flight crews for their complex missions in a safe environment.

The Full Flight Simulator utilizes aircraft hardware and software that represents the initial configuration of the A400M aircraft cockpit and simulates the ground and flight operations of the aircraft in various natural and tactical environments.

It includes an enhanced field of view visual system that is capable of supporting training in all aircraft maneuvers, including air-to-air refueling and low level tactical operations. A six degrees of freedom motion system, on-board and off-board instructor stations and a record and replay system to aid crew briefing and debriefing is also provided.

As new aircraft data is made available, Thales and
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