Emirates signs agreement with Rockwell Collins for flight simulator technology

Dubai: Emirates has entered into an agreement with Rockwell Collins for the provision of new image generation and projection systems for the airline’s fleet of high-tech, full flight simulators.

Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will initially provide 10 visual systems that feature the company’s EP -8000 image generation and liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projection systems.

“The selection of these innovative image generation and projection systems will give our Flight Operations team the most advanced system for flight training,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates Executive Vice President Engineering and Operations. “With improved imagery, pilots will get an even greater sense of realism during simulated training.

The realism provided by the new system combined with the Evidence Based Training philosophy which Emirates promotes, will further improve our pilots’ skills and standards.” Two of the visual systems will be installed on Emirates’ new Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 flight training simulators, one will replace an existing 777 visual system and the remaining seven will be upgrades to existing simulators with Rockwell Collins visual components.

“The unprecedented realism and performance of this visual system gives pilots an exceptional platform for today’s demanding training,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, Vice President and General Manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “For airlines, the system is more cost-effective to maintain through use of commercial off-the-shelf components and software programmable technology for all graphic rendering.” Rockwell Collins’ EP-8000 image generation and LCoS projection system is proven, having achieved Level D certification from governing authorities on various flight simulators.