Fri, Feb 15, 2008
Additional Sim Increases Planemaker's Training Ability
Eclipse Aviation announced Thursday the Federal Aviation
Administration recently certified the company's second Level D Full
Motion simulator... less than one month after Eclipse received
approval for its first Level D Full Motion simulator, as ANN reported.
"As a start-up manufacturer, we are very proud to have received
two simulator certifications on the first try, and to have
completed both of these certifications in just one month's time,"
said Eclipse president and CEO Vern Raburn. "After a seamless,
three-day FAA inspection, we can now train 20 pilots every two
weeks entirely in simulators."
The news comes after Part 142 pilot training certification was
granted last month to Eclipse's training provider, Higher Power
Aviation (HPA). The certification allows Eclipse to train and type
rate pilots exclusively in simulators.
Eclipse states its simulator-based training is well underway,
and the first customer pilots have already completed their initial
By April 2008, Eclipse expects to have a third Level D Full
Motion simulator in operation, which will allow the company to
train up to 60 pilots each month exclusively in simulators.
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