THOMSON TRAINING &Simulation (TTS) has delivered the first of its new-design full-flight simulators to the ATR Training Centre (ATC) in Toulouse, France. The new design was evolved following TTS' acquisition of Rediffusion and includes features from the UK company's Concept 90 simulator.

The first new-design machine to enter service is one of two Aero International (Regional) ATR42/72 full-flight simulators sold to ATC, both featuring TTS' Space visual system. A fixed-based simulator was scheduled for delivery to the training centre by the end of 1996, with the second full-flight machine following during 1997.

ATC has received the equivalent of Level C training approval for its first simulator, configured as an ATR 72-210E. The device will also be certificated to provide training on the ATR 72-200 and ATR 42-300 and -500. A third ATR 42/72 full-flight simulator, purchased by TTS' Orbit Flight Training subsidiary, is to enter service at the Asian ATR Training Centre in Bangkok early in 1997. The centre is a joint venture between the simulator and aircraft manufacturers.

THY - Turkish Airlines has ordered four cabin-crew training devices from TTS, for delivery to the carrier's Istanbul Airport training centre in the second half of 1997. The devices are a Boeing 737/Airbus A310 emergency-evacuation trainer with motion system and 737 cockpit replica; 737 and A340 cabin-service trainers; and an A310 overwing-exit door trainer.

Source: Flight International