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A380 Flight Simulators: Any Contract Yet?  
User currently offlineFDH From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

With the A380 program progressing well, I was wondering if any A380 customer (or even Airbus itself) ordered A380 flight simulators yet. Any idea?


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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I have not read anything on the A380 simulator, but I would imagine that it has been ordered & is being constructed already. Have you checked the CAE website, maybe they have some information on it? If my memory serves me correctly, the first aircraft is set for a 2006 delivery for the first customer delivery, well the year prior is when they will need approval for the different courses that will be required. So, the A380 simulator will be to be ready to go by at least July/2005.

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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Interesting...if Airbus do follow through with cockpit commonality, then the A380 simulator could be as simple as a software change on the A340 simulator.

That would explain SQ investing in one rather than buying simulator time elsewhere for their crews.

User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

My guess is, however, that the software is a huge cost in producing a simulator. Since there are so few units to ammortize the cost over, and the software is so unique and complex - it would be very expensive. Still, saving most the cost of replicating a new cockpit would be a big savings

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

CAE is building 2 full-flight A380 simulators for Airbus. According to CAE's web-site the first will be shipped to Toulouse in early 2005 for final development. It is to be ready for training by the end of 2005.

QF has given CAE a "Preferred Supplier Notification" for an A380 simulator plus other training devices. I suppose this is somewhat similar to a Letter of Intent.

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