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Delta Takes Delivery Of 777-200LR Simulator  
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9791 times:

Within a year, Delta's 777 fleet will have doubled. The training schedule on the current 200ER has been heavy and a need for an additional trainer was identified late in 2007. Last week we took delivery of a brand new flight simulator from CAE Electronics of Montreal, a 200LR modeled after N701DN.

Here are a few photos of the devices arrival in Atlanta and installation phase:

Arrival at ATG:


Installation begins:


Visual system installation:


Current progress:


It should be noted that this simulator's motion system isn't hydraulically driven, rather it is entirely electromagnetic. FAA certification should be completed within a weeks time from this posting.

More at: http://simuflite.blogspot.com/

Regards,
Chris in ATL

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User currently offlineFalconBird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9732 times:

They delivered it to the wrong address. This is not my house.

Great looking simulator, though.



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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9721 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):
a 200LR

what exactly is the difference between a 200ER sim and a 200LR sim?

-m

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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9570 times:



Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 2):
what exactly is the difference between a 200ER sim and a 200LR sim?

The same differences between the ER and LR aircraft apply in the simulator.

  • For one, our 777-200LRs have the electronic flight bag installed. Studies are ongoing as to whether or not to retrofit the EFB into the ER fleet.
  • AIMS 6 is used on the LR, AIMS 1 was used on the ER, though AIMS 6 has been retrofitted onto the ER fleet already. AIMS is an acronym for Aircraft Information Management System.
  • The 232LR is powered by GE90-110s, vice RR Trent 895s on the 232ER.
  • The max takeoff weight has increased to 766,000 lbs and the max landing weight to 492,000 lbs.
  • The fuel tank capacity has increased to 320,800 lbs from 303,100 lbs.
  • Range is 8,800 nm on the LR.
Hell, even the coffee maker is different on the LR. But there's no coffee maker on the simulator so that wouldn't apply in this case.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2297 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9547 times:

Hey Chris

I think you told me this sim can also be used to train for the 773ER too right?



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9516 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 4):

I think you told me this sim can also be used to train for the 773ER too right?

A 777 crew can train in any 777 simulator. Any subtle differences between the subtypes are address in what's called differences training. We've even been renting 777 simulator time from United pending the certification of this new device.

[Edited 2008-05-26 17:39:42]

User currently offlineIronDuke08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9455 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 5):
A 777 crew can train in any 777 simulator. Any subtle differences between the subtypes are address in what's called differences training. We've even been renting 777 simulator time from United pending the certification of this new device.

So is this Delta's first 777 sim, period, or do you have 777-200ER sims as well?


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9427 times:



Quoting IronDuke08 (Reply 6):
So is this Delta's first 777 sim, period, or do you have 777-200ER sims as well?

We have had a 777-232ER simulator for many years.


User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9402 times:



Quoting IronDuke08 (Reply 6):
So is this Delta's first 777 sim, period, or do you have 777-200ER sims as well?



Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):
The training schedule on the current 200ER has been heavy and a need for an additional trainer was identified late in 2007.

I am guessing DL already has one 777 simulator.


User currently offlineIronDuke08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9318 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 7):
We have had a 777-232ER simulator for many years.



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 5):
A 777 crew can train in any 777 simulator. Any subtle differences between the subtypes are address in what's called differences training. We've even been renting 777 simulator time from United pending the certification of this new device.

Oh okay, so does United have a 777-200LR sim even though they don't operate that aircraft or was your single 777-232ER sim simply insufficient for your training needs as your 777 fleet grew/grows beyond the original (8?) 777-232ERs?

Thanks!


User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9279 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 3):
RR Trent 895s on the 232ER.

I thought they were 892s.



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User currently offline777DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9269 times:

it's AIMS2 BP06 not AIMS6

AIMS1 was the AIMS hardware used on the 777 thru late 2000
AIMS2 is the current hardware used on the 777

the major differences are faster processors and more memory on AIMS 2 and the replacement of the FDDI maintenance bus with Ethernet( which also meant the replacement of the built-in and portable MATs [Maintenance Access Terminals])

AIMS software comes out about every 2 years and BlockPoint 06 is the latest released version ( for both AIMS1 and AIMS2)


User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9250 times:

DL upgraded the ER engines to 895s prior to the start of nonstop BOMJFK. the conversion is both a hardware and software change.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9253 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Thread starter):

....and I bet it comes with a nice price tag too



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9227 times:



Quoting 777DEN (Reply 11):
AIMS software comes out about every 2 years and BlockPoint 06 is the latest released version ( for both AIMS1 and AIMS2)

Thanks for the clarification. BP06 was what I was referring to.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9108 times:



Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 10):
I thought they were 892s.

Originally, they were. Trent892-17s.

Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 12):
DL upgraded the ER engines to 895s prior to the start of nonstop BOMJFK.

not all of them (by that point in time), though they did increase the MTOW to a full 656K.


User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9075 times:

I think this would look far better in my room....  Smile


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User currently offlineOkie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9029 times:

this sim is a 777-300 sim. 300ER I believe.

User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9014 times:

Cool. When Can I come over and play?

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8999 times:



Quoting IronDuke08 (Reply 9):
Oh okay, so does United have a 777-200LR sim even though they don't operate that aircraft or was your single 777-232ER sim simply insufficient for your training needs as your 777 fleet grew/grows beyond the original (8?) 777-232ERs?

You quoted the answer to the very question you asked. A 777 flight crew can train on any 777 device. The cockpits - regardless of subtype - are virtually identical (in terms of hardware). With the 777 fleet soon to be doubling, we'll need twice as many pilots. That means we need another trainer.

Quoting Okie73 (Reply 17):
this sim is a 777-300 sim. 300ER I believe.

This simulator was a "white tail" device and is currently - at least in the software - a 300ER, yes. But, like I said, it is modeled after N701DN.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19389 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8881 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 3):
For one, our 777-200LRs have the electronic flight bag installed. Studies are ongoing as to whether or not to retrofit the EFB into the ER fleet.
AIMS 6 is used on the LR, AIMS 1 was used on the ER, though AIMS 6 has been retrofitted onto the ER fleet already. AIMS is an acronym for Aircraft Information Management System.
The 232LR is powered by GE90-110s, vice RR Trent 895s on the 232ER.
The max takeoff weight has increased to 766,000 lbs and the max landing weight to 492,000 lbs.
The fuel tank capacity has increased to 320,800 lbs from 303,100 lbs.
Range is 8,800 nm on the LR.

It sounds like most of the differences could be accomplished with some simple changes in software. After all, the sim has neither engines, nor an MTOW, nor a fuel tank capacity, and I would imagine that the AIMS can be changed without changing too much of the hardware at the level of the UI...


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8868 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 20):
It sounds like most of the differences could be accomplished with some simple changes in software. After all, the sim has neither engines, nor an MTOW, nor a fuel tank capacity, and I would imagine that the AIMS can be changed without changing too much of the hardware at the level of the UI...

You are correct.

For instance, we (Delta) sell many, many hours to Aeromexico. In the case of their 767 crews, they use one our 767-332ER simulators. AMX uses GE engines on their 767s, so we have an "AMX" load built specifically for them. When an AMX crew is scheduled, we swap out the engine start panel and load the AMX load and their on their way.

In the case of the 777, the only differences in the cockpit related to engine type are generated by software (i.e. a GE-90 uses N1, N2 indications whereas the Trent uses N1, EPR, and N2 etc.).

Now, the AIMS on our 777 simulator isn't an aircraft "black box" - the function of the AIMS is simulated using a number of networked computers which each simulate a function of the AIMS. The reason for this is it is much, much more cheaper to simulate (rehost) an AIMS or traditional FMS (in the case of the 737NG sims) vice using an actual aircraft box.

As I said earlier, the primary reason for acquiring this new device was the demand for additional 777 training. In one year, half of the 777 fleet will be ER and the other half will be LR. It only makes sense to have two separate trainers to keep flight crews familiar on both subtypes.

[Edited 2008-05-26 23:05:09]

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19389 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8826 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 21):
When an AMX crew is scheduled, we swap out the engine start panel and load the AMX load and their on their way.

Is there physically such a panel in the cockpit? I would have imagined that it could be software-driven...


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8788 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 21):
In one year, half of the 777 fleet will be ER and the other half will be LR.



User currently offline777DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8778 times:

the 777 ends up with no panel changes on a body or engine change, the 757, 767, 747 usually have minor changes when the engine mfr changes , the usual one is the engine start/ignition panel in the cockpit overhead. The other customer option changes are either software or program pin strapping. These include things like EGPWS callout options, Instrument display options, engine ratings and customer FMC settings. the last thing that usually needs changing on a per customer basis is the FMC navigation database, as different customers have different airports and navigation procedures in their databases ( there is not enough room in most FMCs to load every airport and procedure for the whole world , not to mention the cost from the database providers)

25 IronDuke08 : Thanks. That's what I thought but I wanted to make sure I understood clearly.
26 United_Fan : Ummm,I am still waiting for their old 727 sim
27 Falstaff : I guess for extended range they need a bigger coffee pot...
28 777DEN : you don't want to know what it takes to operate a simulator. A typical 6 axis hydraulic motion simulator uses about 400 Amps of 3 phase 440V power to
29 Avi8tir : how much do these cost? I want one for my house!!
30 Omoo : how much does this rig costs ?
31 Flynavy : All of the 727 simulators we operated were sold to Varig Log. We still have three 737-200 simulators, two of which (the oldest two) are already sold
32 United_Fan : I was kidding If I had the $ and the room,I'de have one for sure!
33 Revo1059 : What are the plans with the L1011 sim?
34 Flynavy : The L1011 devices will be donated to colleges (GA Tech, IIRC), and a local aviation museum. L1011-1 is still in service though is seeing much less ti
35 Xclozano : I got to fly DL's 737-200 sim not to long ago....
36 Alitalia744 : I flew an MD-11 sim out at Alteon/Boeing Long-beach. It was an amazing experience, even had some FedEx pilots in the sim watching while waiting for th
37 Post contains images AAH732UAL : No.... the newest sim at TK is a B767 bought back in 03 and is the only 767 w/ GPS. Weird DAL chose UAL over AA since UAL is Pratts :S Any logic behi
38 United_Fan : I got to ride in the back of that one,and the older 737-200,too.
39 777DEN : Delta is doing 767 training at UAL but not 777, and the newest sim at Denver is the #5 A320 UAL has 3 777 full flight sims , there was a 4th that was
40 Acey559 : Same here, but I got booted so we went over to the MD-90 for a while (I've got pics in my profile). I was amazed at not only the realism, but also at
41 Flynavy : 1970's? I think you're over-exadurating by about 25 years. There are a few simulators at DL from the 70's (L1011s come to mind) but a majority of the
42 Post contains images Flynavy : To put it in perspective, the first Google server was an IBM F50...
43 Acey559 : My apologies, I was just repeating what I was told. Maybe I misheard the guy, or he was just generalizing. Thanks for the info, and again I apologize
44 Flighty : Slightly OT, but how does the 777 cockpit compare to a DC-10 / MD-10 / MD-11 cockpit? How much bigger is the 747 cockpit than either of those? Thanks
45 Flynavy : Have you never seen any of the cockpits you mentioned? DC10 - Noticeably older technology. MD10/MD11 - Virtually identical cockpits (MD10 is a DC10 w
46 Post contains links and images Flynavy : 747-400: View Large View MediumPhoto © Woody Hatchett - Nashville Aviation Photographers 777 (it should also be noted that this photo is of our 7
47 Flighty : Nice photos, thanks... any input on which cockpit is the most spacious? Always heard the DC-10 has a palace of a cockpit... maybe the 744 is also? Whi
48 ZuluAviator994 : your right, it was supposed to be delivered to my house. Hopefully they'll get the next one right lol, on a more serious note, looks tight, and im gl
49 WESTERN737800 : Very important, does the 777LR sim have cupholders for the pilots?
50 Post contains images Revo1059 : Here is a nice view from inside DL 757-1 sim from last month.
51 AAH732UAL : very cool topic I must say![Edited 2008-05-27 19:35:03]
52 Flynavy : All of the simulator cockpits have to match the aircraft, so yes, if there's a cupholder in the actual airplane, so does the simulator.
53 A380fo : I go to that place quite a lot and there still doing sim-rides. Ive dont hte MD-11, and 73NG twice Gotta Love IT
54 Fyano773 : I wonder if the conversion applies to hardware and software to the GE engines as well. Two AM's 777 were originally engined with GE90-90B, but after
55 Jokestar : hahaha, the first picture makes it look like a big, futuristic toilet bowl. This looks quite different on the outside to the ones I saw at Qantas, but
56 SkyTeamTriStar : From the stories that I've heard, the 744 FD isn't as big as people might imagine.
57 Flynavy : Ah yes, I had it backwards. The 767-3 simulator is defaulted to a -332ER with PW engines so when AMX uses that trainer the only conversion needed is
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