November 16, 2018
Canadian firefighting specialist Conair has purchased an Entrol AT-802 FTD Level 2 simulator. It will be installed in the company's Aerial Wildfire Training Center.
The training centre will house several FTDs used for aircraft transition and mission-based aerial firefighting training. It is the first of its kind in Canada and will be the largest in the world when completed.
The simulator's cockpit will be adjusted to Conair's AT-802 'Fire Boss' configuration, and will be equipped with real avionics such as the Kawak throttle quadrant and the RDS used by Conair to increase realism in training.
Standards pilot manager Mark Baird comments: “Entrol is recognised as an expert in simulator design and production. We were impressed with the quality of the AT-802 FTD and realised it would fit perfectly into our training philosophy.
“Our training centre will be at the leading edge of technology for aerial firefighting and we are happy to partner with entrol for this venture."
The simulator features a cylindrical visual system 180 degree x 40 degree with three full HD projectors, a high-resolution database of Canada, vibration system and firefighting mission scenarios.