Friday, April 08, 2011

Canadian firm to provide P-3C simulators

A Canadian maker of simulators for civilian and military aviation was awarded a contract to design trainers for the 12 P-3C marine patrol aicraft Taiwan has purchased from the US

Canadian firm CAE has been awarded a contract to design and manufacture a flight simulator and tactical trainer for the P-3C “Orion” maritime patrol aircraft Taiwan has purchased from the US, the company announced in a March 23 press release.

Under the terms of the contract, CAE will design and manufacture a P-3C operational flight trainer (OFT) as well as a P-3C operational tactics trainer (OTT). The P-3C OFT will be a Level D equivalent flight simulator and used to train the pilots and co-pilots of Taiwan’s P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, the press release said. The P-3C OTT will be used to train the sensor operators in the P-3C aircraft.

Both training devices are scheduled for delivery in 2014.

My article, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.

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