Freya From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 993 times:
Indianguy..Its rather a wide ranging set of questions you ask! You have to really start by deciding what level of approval you want the sim to have - for example a state - of the art sim with zero flight time approval for type conversion is going to be a lot more expensive than a fixed base procedure trainer. As a VERY rough guide you would be looking at around 15 - 20 million us dollars for a new build zero flight time sim for a modern transport jet. Hourly rate ? Depends on supply and demand of course but around 750 usd per hour without Instructor would be in the ball park. No, use of a small jet for such training is not an alternative cos a very considerable part of the sim advantage is demonstration and practice resolution of system malfunctions or emergencies which are either impossible or too hazardous to perform in actual flight.
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 982 times:
Hey GoCaps: Its NOT what u think! Gosh! Get over it already!
A local airline is going in for some heavy duty investment on simulators. So that just set me wondering.
They operate around 30 odd 737 sized eqpt. i was just wondering that for such a small fleet wouldnt it have been better if they hired out time on sims from other carriers (as they ahve been doing till now).
And at $750 ph seems way cheaper than going in for a $60m investment(@20m apiece!)