Ready for Training: German Luftfahrt-Bundesamt Qualifies Lufthansa Flight Training B777 Simulator

Lockheed Martin-delivered simulation device now welcoming its first pilots for training

SASSENHEIM, NETHERLANDS, Aug 17, 2015 – Lufthansa pilots can now train on a new B777-300ER simulator, provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT) under a contract with Lufthansa Flight Training.

The Level D-certified full flight simulator was qualified by the German Luftfahrt-Bundesamt to European Aviation Safety Agency or EASA standards on August 14 and is now ready for training.

“We are very proud of the outcome of this project and the successful cooperation with the LMCFT team,” said Ulrich Lindner, Vice President / Head of Simulator Training Division for Lufthansa Flight Training. “We are especially pleased that starting today Lufthansa Cargo as our main customer on the new 777 simulator can now train their pilots at their own home base.” 

The newest LMCFT product on the market, this B777 simulator features a newly developed, state-of-art instructor operating system; high fidelity aircraft system and avionics simulation; and a complete suite of scenarios to accommodate initial and recurrent training. 

“The delivery of this new simulator is the product of exceptional partnership from the joint LMCFT and Lufthansa Flight Training team,” said Sandy Samuel, vice president of LMCFT. “We thank Lufthansa Flight Training for their confidence in our team and our ability to develop this new B777-300ER full flight simulator, and look forward to receiving positive feedback from pilots as they begin training on this device.”

LMCFT offers a complete suite of commercial aviation training products and services including Airbus A320 and A330/340 and Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787 full flight simulators. The company also provides training services through its international commercial aviation training centers based in São Paulo, Brazil, and Incheon, Korea.

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