Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. has chosen SimCom Training Centers to provide pilot training for EA-500 owners and operators.
Eclipse will relocate two EA-500 Level D simulators to SimCom’s training center in Orlando, Fla. The training devices will be used to provide initial and recurrent pilot training. Simulator training is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2010.
To conduct the training, SimCom will develop a comprehensive suite of advanced training courseware, including animated systems presentations, fold-out color panel posters, technical systems manuals and cockpit procedures trainers, SimCom officials said.
Both simulators replicate the EA-500 and include the Avio integrated avionics system. Aerodynamic and engine flight test data, combined with control loading, provide realistic flight control behavior. A wide radius visual system incorporates new day/night and all-weather imagery, which is a highlight of FAA Level D simulators. Selected airports are modeled with detailed features that accurately represent the real operating area. Converging traffic on the ground and while airborne offers operators the opportunity to train for conflict recognition and avoidance. Weather phenomena is improved with new features including dynamic thunderstorms with rain shafts, ragged ceilings, blowing snow, patchy fog and scud. Planned upgrades include the Avio NG 1.5 suite along with autopilot enhancement, GPS WAAS capability and Flight Into Known Icing modifications.
Eclipse Aerospace will continue to provide factory authorized initial, recurrent, and differences in-flight training until the simulators are installed and operational in Orlando. SimCom then will be the exclusive source and provider of factory authorized training for Eclipse in North, Central and South America, Eclipse Aerospace officials said.