Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Space Industry and Business News .

Thales to produce A400M flight simulator for Britain
by Richard Tomkins
London (UPI) May 22, 2013

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

A second full-flight simulator for the Airbus A400M military transport is to be produced by Thales for use by Britain's Royal Air Force.

Thales said the contract was issued by Airbus Defense and Space. It gave no specific dollar value but said it was worth millions of dollars.

The A400M is a four-engine turboprop airlifter introduced into service last year. It has a cruise speed of 485 miles per hour, a range of 2,450 miles with a 30.4 ton payload. Nine countries, including Britain, have ordered more than 170 of the Airbus produced aircrafts.

Thales' A400M full-flight simulator represents the current cockpit configuration of the plane. It simulates ground and flight operations in a variety of operational environments and features an enhanced field-of-view visual system, air-to-air refueling simulation and low-level tactical operations.

The second simulator will be delivered to Britain's Ministry of Defense this year and will train A400M aircrews at the RAF Brize Norton training school in Oxfordshire, which was built for the RAF by Thales.

"This order follows on previous orders for A400M full flight simulators from Spain, France, Germany and the UK," said Peter Hitchcock, Thales's vice president, UK avionics business. "It confirms Thales as a leading military training service provider for the UK Ministry of Defense".


Related Links
Aerospace News at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Infor, BAE Systems strike deal on software
Arlington, Va. (UPI) May 22, 2013
BAE Systems is to install and operate software solutions from Infor for U.S. Federal agencies under a strategic partnership between the two companies. The system is called Enterprise Resource Planning, which can consolidate networks by integrating departments and functions across an organization or agency onto one computer system. Included in the ERP solution are Infor Public Sector (Ha ... read more

Is there really cash in your company's trash?

Computer simulations enable better calculation of interfacial tension

Professors' super waterproof surfaces cause water to bounce like a ball

New Technique Safely Penetrates Top Coat for Perfect Paint Job

The U.S. Navy has contracted Harris Corporation for next-gen radios

Communications upgrade for B-52 bombers

Harris to provide IT service and support for homeland security

Malaysia, Inmarsat to release satellite data on MH370

SpaceX-3 Mission To Return Dragon's Share of Space Station Science

SpaceX supply capsule heads back to Earth

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft returns to Earth from space station

Replacing Russian-made rocket engines is not easy

Sixth Boeing GPS IIF Spacecraft Reaches Orbit, Sends First Signals

British MoD works on 'quantum compass' technology to replace GPS

Iran to Host Russian Satellite Navigation Facility

Moscow to suspend American GPS sites on Russian territory from June

Infor, BAE Systems strike deal on software

Thales to produce A400M flight simulator for Britain

Real-time flight tracking possible, not expensive: Airbus official

NASA Partners with Rolls-Royce on Braze Joint Technology Testing

Merger planned of electronic component providers

New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computing

Magnetic Compass Orientation in Birds Builds Case for Bio-Inspired Sensors

A Lab in Your Pocket

New Japan satellite to survey disasters, rain forests

Earth Science Applications Travelogue: Maury Estes

GOES-R Propulsion and System Modules Delivered

Experts demonstrate versatility of Sentinel-1

Sweden to sue EU for delay on hormone disrupting chemicals

Dangerous nitrogen pollution could be halved

Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

Study strengthens link between neonicotinoids and collapse of honey bee colonies

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.