Saudi Arabian Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its latest technology, the EP-8100 image generator with laser illuminated VS2500 projectors, for the airline’s new Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner full flight simulators.
Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will also provide VS2500 laser projector upgrades to four existing simulators.
“Saudi Arabian Airlines is a long-time customer of our visual systems, and our selection on this project further underlines the value both parties receive from this relationship,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “The new systems that we are delivering ensure that the very best visual equipment will be used to train the Saudi Arabian Airlines pilots. We’re delivering products that add value to simulators by providing a cost-effective path to incorporate new simulation technologies, while delivering high fidelity training and lower life cycle costs.”
The EP-8100’s open, scalable architecture makes it possible to add new features and enhancements throughout the life of the system. By maintaining control over the hardware portion of the image generator, it keeps hardware replacement costs manageable, and with the introduction of the laser illuminated VS2500 projector, our through life support costs are similarly managed over the life of the system.
Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Nov 10, 2015