State testing of Il-78 Full Mission Simulator developed by CSTS Dinamika has been completed
The state testing of Il-78 Full Mission Simulator developed by CSTS Dinamika has been completed, the company’s press-service reports.
«It is the first full mission simulator for Il-78 tanker aircraft in the history of the national aviation. It is designed for training of the whole crew: pilots, pilot-navigator, flight engineer, flight radio operator and fuel operator. It is the first simulator for a large transport aircraft in the history of CSTS Dinamika,» the company noted.
The simulator is designed for training of Il-78’s crew in the following areas: piloting, navigation, operation of the equipment and avionics, interaction between the crew members as well as between the crews of tanker aircraft and an aircraft being refueled (the actions of the latter one are simulated from the instructor’s station). In order to simulate the aerial refueling process, models of 12 refueled aircraft of different types were created; the impact of aircraft wake on behavior of a refueled aircraft moving close to the tanker was simulated, CSTS Dinamika added.
The state testing of the simulator was being carried out by the experienced pilots, pilot-navigators and engineers of Chkalov State Flight Test Center. After taking some remedial actions, the experts of Chkalov State Flight Test Center highly appraised the quality of simulation model responsible for movement of the tanker aircraft. The tests confirmed that the simulator is efficient in terms of pilot training and honing skills in the area of piloting Il-78 transport aircraft.