The Polish Air Force (PAF) has accepted a full-flight simulator (FFS) to help train crew of the service’s C295 aircraft fleet.
The C295 FFS at the 8th Air Base Krakow-Balice in Poland was developed by CAE and Airbus Defence and Space.
It was delivered to the PAF as part of a contract signed between Airbus Defence and Space and the Ministry of Defence of Poland in 2014.
CAE Europe/Africa Defence and Security vice-president and general manager Marc-Olivier Sabourin said: “This C295 simulator joins a CAE-built SW-4 helicopter simulator that recently entered service with both representing the commitment the Polish Air Force is placing on simulation-based training as a safe and cost-effective means of preparing aircrews for operational flying missions.”
CAE has also provided database management, debriefing, and tactical scenario development stations, and will provide on-site maintenance and support services on the C295 FFS over the next two years.
The CAE 7000 Series C295 FFS features the CAE True six degree-of-freedom (DOF) electric motion system, high-fidelity CAE Medallion-6000 visual system, and advanced computer-generated forces tactical environment.
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The simulator also includes the Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB) architecture, an international standard for the creation of synthetic environment databases.
This common software and standardisation is claimed to improve synthetic environment database re-use and interoperability across the Polish Armed Forces.
The PAF currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus Defence and Space C295 aircraft that are used for a variety of transport operations.