DUBAI: China Airlines leases 777 simulator from L-3 Link

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Taiwan’s China Airlines has contracted L-3 Link Simulation & Training to provide a Boeing 777-300ER full flight simulator for its Taipei base.

The simulator will be available for training during the third quarter of 2014. L-3 Link will lease it to China Airlines over 14 years, with local company U&U Engineering providing in-country support.

“This lease agreement will not only reduce China Airlines’ capital investment outlay, but also provides the airline with training capacity on our most advanced full flight simulator technology solution,” says Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link.

L-3 Link adds that the simulator will integrate its eM2K motion system and a number of commercial off the shelf technologies to reduce its life-cycle costs.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database shows that China Airlines has 10 777-300ERs on order, with the first aircraft scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of 2014.