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CAE expands C-130 training facility in Florida

CAE USA has added a new training simulation system at its Florida C-130 instruction center.
By Richard Tomkins   |   March 8, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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TAMPA, Fla., March 8 (UPI) -- CAE USA has announced the expansion of its C-130 training center in Florida with the addition of a new C-130H/L-382 full-mission simulator.

The new CAE simulator features a Rockwell Collins integrated Flight2 glass cockpit avionics system for modernization programs for existing Hercules transport aircraft.

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"CAE is globally recognized as a leader in delivering C-130 training systems and services, and we are continually investing to ensure we can meet the training requirements of global militaries flying the venerable C-130 Hercules aircraft," said Ray Duquette, president and general manager of CAE USA. "The expansion of our C-130 Tampa Training Center is another example of our commitment to supporting the training needs of C-130 operators, and we are pleased to be working closely with Rockwell Collins to offer their C-130 aircraft upgrade customers a world-class training solution."

The CAE-built C-130H full-mission simulator includes crew stations for the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and navigator; and CAE's Medallion-6000 image generator for projecting an immersive and realistic synthetic environment on a 220 degree by 40-degree field-of-view display system.

The new C-130H/L-382 full-mission simulator is expected to be certified this year to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.

CAE's Tampa facility contains three C-130E/H reconfigurable full-mission simulators, a C-130E/H flight training device and part-task trainers, and hands-on training devices for aircraft maintainers.

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