Cassidian delivers a new Eurofighter flight simulator to the Spanish Air Force
15 February 2013
- This flight simulator is part of the ASTA (Aircrew Synthetic Training Aid) advanced training system
- The simulator will be used by the aircrew of the 14th Wing of the Albacete Air Base
Cassidian has delivered a new Eurofighter flight simulator to be used by the aircrew of the 14th Wing of the Albacete Air Base, adding to the two already installed at the Morón de la Frontera Air Base in Seville.
The simulator delivered is part of the ASTA advanced training system. Cassidian has been responsible for all tasks related to the installation and commissioning of this Cockpit Trainer/Interactive Pilot Station (CT/IPS-E) which, together with the Full Mission Simulator (FMS), form the ASTA.
The 19 ASTA systems in service in five of the nations operating the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft – Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom – are intended for crew training. This ranges from familiarisation with the aircraft to actual missions in highly complex tactical environments, using aircraft software code tailored to the simulator to reflect the behaviour of the aircraft and its embedded systems with a high degree of fidelity. The simulators currently in service at the Morón de la Frontera Air Base have to date clocked up 6,500 hours of simulation including 4,800 training missions.
Pilar Albiac, Head of Cassidian’s Chief Operating Office and CEO of Cassidian Spain, said: “At Cassidian, we work day in day out to develop our skills in order to provide our customers with the most advanced solutions to meet their requirements. The delivery of this new Eurofighter simulator marks a new milestone for the industry and for our customer, the Spanish Air Force.”
Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2011, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.
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