Fully-Immersive EURAMEC Do-228 Flight Sim Will Be Certified to EASA Standards
General Atomics AeroTec Systems GmbH (GA-ATS), a subsidiary of General Atomics Europe GmbH, has recently placed an order with EURAMEC N.V. of Hamme, Belgium for a fully-immersive flight simulator for the Dornier 228NG aircraft family.
This simulator allows for a complete “immersion” in the virtual situation due to the greatest possible closeness to reality. The simulator will be built by EURAMEC and delivered to ATS’s flight training facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The Do-228 flight simulator will be certified as a flight training device to EASA FNPT-II/MCC and FTD Level standards.
“This simulator will take our GA-ATS flight training capabilities for the Do-228NG family to a new level,” said GA-ATS Managing Director Erik Bollen. “Acquiring this simulator is another example of GA’s ever-deepening ties with European aerospace industry and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to working with Belgian companies to meet our supply chain needs.”
“EURAMEC is pleased to support General Atomics Europe on the development of type-specific flight training devices.” said Bert Buyle, CEO EURAMEC. “We look forward to the EASA certifiable Do-228 NG flight simulator playing a role in delivering support to the safety, training and readiness of flight crews around the world.”
GA-Europe had completed the acquisition of RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH on March 1, 2021. GA-ATS is an innovative aviation company that is now the manufacturer and Type Certificate Holder of the Do-228. It also provides maintenance and repair services of business aircraft and military helicopters.
The Do-228 is a twin-engine, multirole light transport aircraft of which the Dornier Do-228NG is the current production version with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and increased performance.
About General Atomics AeroTec Systems
General Atomics AeroTec Systems GmbH (GA-ATS) is the result from the acquisition of RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH and focuses on the maintenance and repair of business aircraft and military helicopters as well as the production and maintenance of the Dornier 228 at the Oberpfaffenhofen site with approximately 400 employees. General Atomics AeroTec Systems GmbH is a subsidiary of General Atomics Europe GmbH.
General Atomics Europe GmbH is a medium-sized service and consulting company headquartered in Dresden. It has stakes in nine subsidiaries with a total of around 1,000 employees. In addition to its business activities in the aviation sector, its range of services includes the modernization and maintenance of rail vehicles, the disposal of conventional ammunition and explosives, special construction services and environmental rehabilitation, engineering precast reinforced concrete parts, environmental monitoring and water technology.
Today’s GA-Europe has its roots in the former Spezialtechnik Dresden GmbH, which was taken over in 1992 by the family-run US company General Atomics and has been consistently developed since then. General Atomics is a global technology company headquartered in San Diego, California. It employs over 15,000 people. www.ga-europe.com
EURAMEC designs and builds flight training devices, full mission trainers and delivers integrated services to airline training centers, business aircraft operators, aircraft OEM’s, military and government agencies as well as private flying schools – providing a turnkey high-fidelity and tailormade flight simulation solution to customers worldwide.
EURAMEC is based in Belgium with sales offices in Europe and Asia, and commercial partnerships in North-America, the Middle-East, Africa and Australia. www.euramec.com
Eric Dauchy, The Constellation Group