Australian regional carrier Regional Express (Rex) has acquired a Saab 340 full flight simulator (FFS) from FlightSafety International.

Equipped with the company's Vital 9 visual system, the FFS will include some of the latest visual models including locations such as Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Townsville, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Singapore, Wagga Wagga, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

The simulator will be installed at the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA) in Wagga Wagga, Rex said in a statement.

The simulator is expected to be qualified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in October 2013.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news