[photopress:air_Air_China_A320FFS.jpg,full,alignright] The first A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) in the Southwest China area has passed acceptance inspection of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The CAAC evaluated the performance of the A320 FFS at the Flight Training Center of the Training Department of Air China Southwest Branch. The full-flight simulator, with a value amounting to more than RMB150 million, was formally put into operation after the approval of the CAAC.
Air China Southwest Branch currently owns and operates one A320 FFS, one A320 Flight Training Device, and one B737-300 FFS.
The branch airline has established an advanced and all-weather flight training base with an investment of RMB270 million.
The addition of the A320 FSS advances the airline’s level of flight training for the west plateau air route into a new stage. The great advantage of a simulator is that it can be worked pretty much around the clock. China has a great need for pilots. One way of helping ease that need is to get a lot more simulators into action so that pilots can train up rapidly. Especially in the new co-operative cockpit drills.
Source: China Civil Aviation