TAMPA, Florida, USA --- CAE today announced that CAE USA has expanded its C-130 training center located in Tampa, Florida with the addition of a new C-130H/L-382 full-mission simulator that is ready-for-training.
The new CAE-built simulator features the Rockwell Collins integrated Flight2 glass cockpit avionics system, which Rockwell Collins offers to global C-130 operators considering avionics modernization programs for existing C-130 Hercules aircraft.
"CAE is globally recognized as a leader in delivering C-130 training systems and services, and we are continually investing to ensure we can meet the training requirements of global militaries flying the venerable C-130 Hercules aircraft," said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA. "The expansion of our C-130 Tampa Training Center is another example of our commitment to supporting the training needs of C-130 operators, and we are pleased to be working closely with Rockwell Collins to offer their C-130 aircraft upgrade customers a world-class training solution."
The CAE-built C-130H full-mission simulator includes crew stations for the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and navigator. The simulator features the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator projecting an immersive and realistic synthetic environment on a 220 degree by 40-degree field-of-view display system driven by Sony liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projectors. Over the next year, the new C-130H/L-382 full-mission simulator is expected to be certified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.
CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center includes three C-130E/H reconfigurable full-mission simulators, as well as a C-130E/H flight training device and part-task trainers. In addition, the training center offers a suite of hands-on devices for maintenance technician training.
The C-130 Tampa Training Center offers comprehensive aircrew and maintenance training in 17 multi-media classrooms to provide complete ground school and simulator training for C-130 pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters and maintenance technicians.