ETC Awarded General Aviation Trainer Contract by Federal Aviation Administration
Southampton, PA – January 10, 2013 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has commissioned ETC (www.etcusa.com) to build a state of the art flight trainer for its Oklahoma City, OK, facility in a contract totaling $365,000.
The trainer, known as the General Aviation Trainer-II (GAT II), meets the FAA’s “level two” standards for flight trainers and can be used for training or research purposes.
The FAA bought the fixed-wing version of the device and already operates other ETC equipment, including a GAT HELO, the helicopter version of the trainer.
The GAT-II trains users in basic flight scenarios, instruments, spatial disorientation, navigation, GPS panel, mishap prevention, spatial disorientation, situational awareness, emergency procedures and partial panel skills. These various training programs are provided in a single device that operates on three axes of motion.
The device is equipped with real-world visuals and a bezelled instrument display. It supplies a photorealistic, textured, out-the-window scene projected on a wide, field-of-view, dome-shaped visual display. Users can choose among various meteorological conditions.
William Mitchell, ETC President and CEO said, “The FAA has been a longstanding client of ETC and we believe they fully comprehend the value this type of training device offers. We are pleased they have chosen to add another unit to their family of ETC trainers.”
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