The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has dubbed a flight simulator developed by Lockheed Martin for use by Frontier Airlines pilots as “ready for training,” Lockheed Martin announced in a press release.
The Commercial Flight Training Airbus A320 simulator will be used to help potential pilots prepare for flights across the U.S.
The simulator is already in the possession of the airline, having been shipped to its Denver headquarters earlier this year.
“As we continue to bring new aircraft into our fleet, we’ll need to train more crew members,” said Jimmy Nides, V.P. of flight operations at Frontier Airlines. “Lockheed Martin has been a good partner in helping us meet our training needs.”
The Airbus A320 simulator will join an expanded suite of training products Lockheed Martin has produced for aviation training. Other full flight simulators developed by Lockheed Martin include the Airbus A330 and A340, and the Boeing 737, 767, 777, and 787. In 2015 alone, “Ready for Training” certification has been granted to eight Lockheed Martin full flight simulators.
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