A Gulfstream V simulator to be installed in FlightSafety's Long Beach, California training centre early in 2006 will be one of the first Level D devices with an electric motion system.

The GV is one of three simulators with electric motion now under construction at FlightSafety Simulation Systems in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Electric motion has been used in lower-level training devices to avoid cumbersome hydraulics, but its use in a full-flight simulator has required further development to enable the actuation system to support the weight of a simulator cab while providing the response required to meet Level D zero-flight-time training standards.

The new GV simulator for Long Beach will have FlightSafety's 180°-wide Vital 9 visual system. The flightdeck will be equipped with head-up display and enhanced vision system.

Source: Flight International