The Training System Is Now Operational At The Hainan Airlines Pilot Training Center
Indra has delivered the first of two Airbus A320 simulators purchased by Hainan Airlines. The system is already providing service at the airline's flight training centre in the city of Sanya on the island of Hainan. Indra will supply the second system later this year. The Indra simulator has entered into service after successfully passing its certification tests with a Level D, which is the maximum for civil simulators. Indra is one of the leading flight simulator manufacturers in the world and the company has already delivered 200 systems in 19 countries for 51 customers.
In April the simulator underwent the CAAC Chinese Aeronautical Authority's tests established by the CCAR60 regulation. The system successfully passed the exam and stood out thanks to its high level of engineering. The Level D certification guarantees that the simulator reproduces with a maximum accuracy the aircraft's actual behaviour and therefore is suitable for the basic training required to fly a specific aircraft model as well as recurrent or refresher training.
The Hainan Airlines center is one of the most important in Asia and offers training for the airline's own pilots as well as those from others that include this aircraft in their fleet.
Indra has relied on CDTI's support in the development of new technologies included in the A320 simulator. This training system is one of the first on the market that virtually reproduces the communications environment between the pilot and air traffic control centres. It also stands out because of its advanced visual system.
These abilities to innovate and develop proprietary solutions allow Indra to compete globally. In China, the contract signed with Hainan Airlines to develop these two A320 simulators is accompanied by training systems developed for Air China. In addition, in 2011, Indra signed a Letter of Intent with Eurocopter to promote helicopter pilot training in this country. The company is working on developing what will be the first helicopter simulator that will enter into service in China. (Pictured: Indra A320 Sim)