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March 24, 2017
Thales delivers flight simulator to Malaysian air force
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Thales Group supplied the Malaysian air force with a new FNPT II Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer, marking the product's first delivery in the market. The trainer is designed to prepare pilots for operating H120 helicopters, a civil rotorcraft developed by Airbus. Thales says the software it delivered will reduce costs for the force and limit the environmental impact of its training programs. The company adds that the product will provide trainees with emergency response instruct ... read more

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