Toronto, ON | Apr. 19, 2018
Field Aviation has been selected by FlightSafety International to provide its EFI-890R Flight Deck Modernization program for one of the company’s simulators for the Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft. The simulator is located at FlightSafety’s Toronto Learning Center.
The Field Aviation EFI-890R Flight Deck Modernization program is a state of the art replacement of the legacy Dash 8 OEM electromechanical and electronic flight and engine instrumentation systems with five Universal Avionics (UA) EFI-890R flat panel integrated smart displays. Four of these present the pilots with navigation and situational awareness, and the fifth (center unit) displays engine information. The system provides full redundancy by allowing information to be switched between the displays.
This program was developed with operator input and utilizes common part numbers for all Dash 8 Series 100/200/300 aircraft. The Field Aviation STC has been approved by Transport Canada, the FAA and EASA and maintains the Dash 8 common pilot type rating.
“FlightSafety International’s decision to incorporate our Flight Deck Modernization solution into their simulator is a clear indication of the importance of this modification to Dash 8 operators worldwide”, stated Field Aviation’s vice president of business development, Rob Baseggio. “In addition to solving many obsolescence issues, the options offered with the UA EFI-890R displays can significantly improve pilot situational awareness and enhance safety.”
“This significant upgrade of our Bombardier Dash 8 simulator demonstrates FlightSafety’s commitment to support the needs of our customers and to help them operate at the highest level of safety”, said Tasneem Hashmi, Manager, Toronto Learning Center. FlightSafety expects to complete the equipment installation and to start training using the upgraded simulator before the end of 2018.
With over 70 years of experience creating unique technical solutions, Field Aviation is recognized as an industry leader in the design, manufacture, installation, flight test, and certification of modifications for commercial and special mission aircraft. Also recognized for its capabilities in avionics and interior upgrades, Field Aviation offers flight deck modernization, customized interior reconfigurations and refurbishments, and cargo conversions. Field Aviation is also a parts manufacturing and sub-assembly center of excellence for aircraft OEMs, and an avionics equipment dealer and authorized service center. With its innovative team of engineers and technicians, Field Aviation consistently demonstrates its expertise and dedication to making ordinary aircraft extraordinary.