Reflectone has completed delivery of four Airbus A320 full flight simulators, and is discussing a possible closer alliance with the European consortium. Three of the Level D-standard devices have been installed in the new Airbus Training Centre in Miami Springs, Florida, where they will be used to provide flight and maintenance training.

The fourth has been delivered to Asia-Pacific Training & Simulation (APTS) in Singapore, a joint venture between Reflectone's parent company, British Aerospace, and Singapore Technologies.

The A320 machine is the first civil aircraft simulator to be operated by APTS, which has a Reflectone-built Lockheed Martin C-130H device. The new simulator is being dry-leased to local A320 operator SilkAir. Four other Asian carriers - Air Lanka, Philippine Airlines, TransAsia and Vietnam Airlines - have committed to using the machine.

The four A320 devices are the first Airbus simulators produced by Reflectone. Wholly owned by BAe, the Tampa, Florida-based company has moved Airbus' A330/A340 simulator and two fixed-based machines to the new Miami Springs centre.

Source: Flight International