Indra developing A330 refuelling simulator
Indra has been contracted by Airbus Defence and Space to develop a tactical integrated procedures trainer (IPT) for pilots who will operate the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, the company announced on 16 October.
The system is being designed to train pilots on the systems of the A330 MRTT. Pilots are expected to pass a mandatory training period before taking control of the real aircraft, which requires the completion of a number of flight hours on simulators and trainers.
The simulator will enable training on procedures for unusual situations which are impossible to reproduce using a real plane, such as engine failure, stall of the aircraft, or emergency landings.
The trainer replicates the cockpit's instrument panel with the help of touchscreens resulting in reduction of costs and reducing the need to use real equipment.
Indra's IPT may be connected to partial training systems used by boom operators for refuelling training on the A330 MRTT, allowing pilots to train in coordination with boom operators and with the crew of the aircraft being refuelled.
First system delivery is scheduled for 2019.
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