On March 28 2013 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and Russian Airlines Aeroflot signed the Act of Delivery and Acceptance for the SSJ100 Full Flight Simulator (FFS).
The device was installed by the Aeroflot Aviation School at Sheremetjevo airport and it will allow the airline to train pilots itself.
This latest generation FFS, “Reality 7”, allows a fully realistic training for the SSJ100 pilots, replicating all stages of flight in normal conditions and allowing also the simulation of abnormal and emergency conditions and procedures.
It features a motion system, enabling pilots to achieve the SSJ100 Type Rating training without using the real aircraft. The system has been equipped with a state-of-the-art visual system with LCOS projectors and an instructor working station providing enhanced ergonomics.
This FFS, just delivered to Aeroflot, represents the third simulator jointly developed by L3 (formerly Thales Training & Simulation) and SCAC. The first FFS was installed at SuperJet International Zhukovsky Training Centre (Moscow Region, Russia) – approved by the Russian Aviation Authorities Rosaviatsia – and the second one in SuperJet International Training Centre in Venice (Italy), certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA.
Following the approval of the Venice FFS by EASA, both the FFS delivered to Aeroflot and the one already operational in Zhukovsky will soon get the EASA Certification.
It is expected that Aeroflot will start training through the use of its own SSJ100 Full Flight Simulator in April this year.
Aeroflot pilots have been trained so far by SuperJet International in the Zhukovsky Training Centre. 64 Type Ratings and more than 100 slots of dry lease were offered.
Ten Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft are currently in operations with Aeroflot airline.