British Airways (BA) has selected the new ReaLED™ light-source projectors from Norwegian manufacturer, projectiondesign, for its latest full-flight training simulator.
The airline only last year installed a simulator based around projectiondesign’s FL32 projector. The new simulator is based on the brand’s FL35 WQXGA projector, which was only unveiled at the very end of 2011, and is the highest-resolution solid-state light-source projector available with its 2560x1600 pixel resolution. It is based at BA’s training centre at Heathrow Airport.
Mike Burtenshaw, the general manager of British Airways Flight Training, said that the projectors were offering the highest quality training environments for their pilots.
“The FL35 is providing our A320 simulators visual systems with high levels of reliability, brightness and resolution,” he said. “BA Flight Training constantly looks to invest in its flight simulators to continue to maintain the highest possible levels of pilot training standards.”
projectiondesign’s visual simulation manager, Javier Delgado, added that the training system was pioneering in its construction and was being exceptionally well received.
“This installation at Heathrow is the first Level D simulator anywhere in the world to use our FL35 projectors,” Delgado explained. “The feedback we have had from both the integrator and BA themselves has been excellent, confirming our belief that the FL35 is capable of changing the way the airline industry looks at projection. With the use of our technology, the installation benefits from low maintenance, consistent imaging and a predictable cost of ownership.”