Airbus and CAE have signed a contract to design and build the first A350 full-flight simulators (FFSs) and procedural trainers which will be used to train initial pilots for the forthcoming widebody aircraft.
Under the terms of the contract, CAE will to design and manufacture two CAE 7000 Series FFSs for the Airbus A350 and develop six CAE Simfinity A350 Airbus Procedures Trainers. CAE will also perform a range of upgrades on other Airbus owned flight simulators under a separate contract.
The first FFS for the A350 is scheduled to be delivered in late 2012 to the Airbus Training Centre in Toulouse. It will be initially qualified to interim Level C regulatory standards, which will be updated to Level D after final aircraft flight data is made available. The location of the second A350 XWB FFS installation is to be determined.