To Cope with Flying Restrictions, German Pilots Turn to Simulators

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German Tornado Simulator(click to view full) Because of flying zone restrictions in densely populated Germany, the German military trains many of its pilots in other countries, such as at the Canadian Forces Air Command base at Goose Bay and the USAF Holloman Air Force base in New Mexico. The German Army, Navy and Air Force also rely heavily on simulators to train their pilots. Canada’s CAE is one of the companies that supply aircraft simulators to the German armed forces. It also provides maintenance and training support for its simulators, as well as simulators made by other companies. The company has ongoing maintenance and training support contracts with Germany. It announced Feb 4/10 that it received contracts valued at C$58 million ($54 million) for German aircraft simulator support. CAE will provide support for the following aircraft simulators: * Tornado attack aircraft full-mission simulators at Lechfeld, Beuchel, and Jagel, Germany; and Holloman AFB (US); * Sea King helicopter simulator at Kiel, Germany; * Eurofighter full-mission simulators at Laage, Germany; and * C-160 Transall transport aircraft simulator at Wunstorf, Germany. Chris Stellwag, CAE’s director of military and civil marketing communications, explains the relationship his company has with the German military: “CAE has […]

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