March 24, 2023
BEIJING – China unveiled its first self-developed high-level flight simulator in Beijing on Thursday, and the flight simulator is expected to provide pilot training support for aircrafts such as the C919, the country’s homegrown single-aisle passenger jet that is foreseen to be put into commercial use soon.
The flight simulator, developed by Beijing Moreget Innovation Technology Inc, a company that was founded in 2006, has become the first self-developed flight simulator that has passed the Level D certification, the highest standard, by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
The flight simulator, which weighs 14 metric tons, achieved mass production status last year
The flight simulator, which weighs 14 metric tons, achieved mass production status last year. It has netted multiple orders from the Aviation Industry Corp of China, a State-owned aircraft manufacturer.
“The launch of the product has broken the monopoly of foreign-developed high-level flight simulators in the China market. It is expected to help significantly improve the localization level of flight simulators in the country,” said Liu Feng, deputy general manager of Beijing Moreget Innovation Technology.
“Before, we were fully dependent on imports of such kind of flight simulators, and those developed by the United States and the Netherlands accounted for a major market share in China,” Liu said.