Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has ordered a Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8 full-flight simulator with a 180°-wide MaxVue visual system from Canadian company CAE Electronics. It will be installed at the SAS Flight Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, in mid-1996, and will be the fourth CAE-built simulator purchased by SAS.

The award follows closely on a C$52 million ($40 million) contract for CAE to supply a full-flight simulator, three flight-training devices and two visual systems to China Airlines (CAL).

CAL has ordered an Airbus A300-600R simulator with a five-channel, 210°-wide MaxVue visual system. The Taiwan-based airline has also ordered Level 6 flight-training devices for the A300-600R, Boeing 747-400 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11. They will be delivered to the carrier's Taipei training centre between September 1996 and February 1997.

CAL already operates CAE-built 747-400 and MD-11 simulator, delivered in 1989 and 1991 respectively, and the airline has also ordered a three-channel, 180°-wide MaxVue visual systems from CAE to upgrade a Rediffusion-supplied 747-200 simulator, replacing the monitor-based Rediffusion SP2 visual.

Source: Flight International