FRENCH REGIONAL airline Brit Air has ordered a Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet full-flight simulator from FlightSafety International (FSI). The simulator will be installed at the airline's ICARE flight-training centre in Morlaix, alongside an FSI-supplied ATR 42/72 simulator.

Brit Air is the first Regional Jet operator to acquire its own simulator. Lufthansa Cityline, operates a Regional Jet simulator centre in Berlin, in a joint venture with Bombardier and simulator manufacturer CAE Electronics, while Bombardier operates a Regional Jet training centre in Montreal, also in a joint venture with CAE.

The Level D simulator, which is FSI's first for the 50-seat Regional Jet, will be equipped with FSI's Vital ChromaView visual system. The ATR 42/72 simulator, supplied in 1991, will be upgraded with a ChromaView visual.

Embraer has appointed FSI as the official training company for the EMB-145 regional jet. FSI will build an EMB-145 full-flight simulator and flight-training device.

Source: Flight International