Posted by John McHale
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 7 Jan. 2011. Rockwell Collins won a program to develop components for the COMAC C919 aircraft simulator program by Xian Aviation Science and Technology Co. (XASC), an AVIC subsidiary in China. The flight simulator will be used by COMAC to support the C919 aircraft development.
Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will use elements of its most advanced full flight simulator technology for the C919 simulator.
"Our ability to leverage the basic simulator unit of our latest offering for the C919 program is a key benefit of our scalable and modular design approach," says Ken Schreder, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "This is especially critical as we collaborate with XASC to create a simulator that can be easily modified over the course of the development program."
The award marks the fifth training program in China for Rockwell Collins. The company is also involved with the MA-60 full flight simulator currently in final integration in XAS's facility in Yanliang, Xian; an MA-600 full flight simulator and flight training device for Xian Aircraft Co.; and an ARJ-21 flight training device for COMAC.