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FlightSafety’s New Dash 8 Simulator to Feature UA Flight Deck Upgrade

Jun 18, 2018
Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager

A new FlightSafety International (FSI) Dash 8 simulator will soon feature UA's EFI-890R Flight Deck. FSI expects the simulator to be available by the end of 2018 at their Toronto Learning Center.

FlightSafety's New Dash 8 Simulator to Feature UA Flight Deck UpgradeThe EFI-890R Flight Deck offers a cutting-edge replacement of the legacy Dash 8 OEM electromechanical and electronic flight and engine instrument systems with five EFI-890R Advanced Flight Displays. Four of the displays present the pilots with navigation and situational awareness, and the fifth (center unit) displays engine information. The system allows information switching between the displays, providing full redundancy.

UA, Field Aviation and FSI heard very clearly from the Dash 8 operator community that a full-motion simulator and corresponding training syllabus were required to properly support the fleets committed to operating Dash 8s with the advanced flight deck. The demand we are seeing for the advanced EFI-890R Flight Deck ties to the growing global need for qualified pilots. This state-of-the-art tool and comprehensive training solution will address what operators have been telling us.

"Our decision to install the EFI-890R Flight Deck solution into our simulator is a natural evolution of our professional Dash 8 pilot training offering. At FlightSafety, we are committed to supporting the needs of our customers and to helping them operate at the highest level of safety", said Tasneem Hashmi, FlightSafety International's Toronto Learning Center Manager.

UA's Authorized Dealer, Field Aviation, is performing the installation.

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