August 1, 2011, Moscow
The new Full Flight Simulator of SSJ100 aircraft has been put in place in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, by the Training Center managed by SuperJet International, the joint venture between Alenia Aeronautica – a Finmeccanica Company – and Sukhoi Holding.
The FFS is the advanced device produced by French manufacturer Thales, replicating the SSJ100 cockpit and enabling pilots to achieve the SSJ100 Type Rating training without using the real aircraft.
The new FFS “Reality 7” is equipped with LCOS Projectors for the Visual System, Electro-Hydraulic Motion System and new IOS Station with improved ergonomics.
After an initial period of test, the FFS will reach the approval by Rosavjacia as “Level C” per JAR FSTD. The training of Russian pilots on the device will start accordingly, within October 2011. The EASA certification at the same level according to JAR FSTD will follow. At a second stage, the device will be upgraded to the “level D” which is the maximum level of certification for the FFS according to JAR FSTD A regulation.
“We are very proud for having reached this challenging milestone” – states Carlo Logli, CEO of SuperJet International – “This represents a further sign of the great level of cooperation we have managed to achieve with our partner Sukhoi Civil Aviation Company SCAC. Our joint effort is allowing our Training Center in Zhukovsky to continue the training of Aeroflot pilots by utilizing this highly technologically advanced training tool. This is certainly a major improvement for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 program”.
“The new SSJ100 FFS is providing the pilots community in Russia with an outstanding opportunity” states Mr. Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk – President of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company – “The utilization of this new device, in fact, enables pilots which are already certified on Russian commercial aircraft, such as Tu-134, Tu154 or An-24, to increase their rating without flying the real SSJ100. This means a professional step ahead performed in a totally safe environment and at cost effective conditions. Russian pilot will take good advantage of the services rendered by our partner SuperJet International in Zhukovsky”.
SJI has established a Training Center made up of two facilities, one in Venice (Italy) and one in Moscow, (Russian Federation). Both SJI training center locations will be equipped with the same training devices and tools which permit to provide the high quality training services in compliance with safety regulations.
In 2012 two other SSJ100 FFS will be delivered by Thales: one to be positioned at Aeroflot Training Center at Sheremetyevo Airport (Moscow) and the other to be installed at the SuperJet International Training Center in Venice, Italy.