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Flybe takes delivery of second flight simulator

09 January 2012

Arrival of Flybe’s new E-jet full flight training simulator means its state-of-the-art Training Academy is fully geared up for both Embraer E-jet and Bombardier Q400 pilot training.

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Flybe,  Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has taken delivery of its second full flight simulator that enables its Training Academy in Exeter to offer a full range of pilot training, including recurrent and type training, for both the Bombardier Q400 and the Embraer 170/190 family of aircraft.

The new Level-D E-Jet device, built by US-based FlightSafety International, is convertible between both the Embraer 170 and 190 series and will be available to airlines for both wet and dry lease from March 2012. It is equipped with FlightSafety’s industry-leading VITAL X Visual System and electric motion and control loading technology: and is being located alongside the existing Dash-8 Q400 simulator at Flybe’s Training Academy, a new £14-million purpose-built facility that was officially opened in April by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Honourable George Osborne MP.