Southwest, CAE working to update SIMs
Orlando, Fla. - CAE has announced at the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) that it has been awarded a contract by Southwest Airlines for the purchase of 10 CAE Tropos 6000XR visual systems. Southwest's training centre in Dallas, Texas will update all its simulators to CAE-built visual systems starting in mid-2015.
“Southwest Airlines has been a long-time customer of CAE and we are proud of the fact that it has chosen us as its training partner of choice to equip its entire simulator fleet with the CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Simulation and Training.
The CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system is a testament to CAE’s commitment to training innovation. Featuring high-quality visual scenes enhancing the realism of pilot training, the latest evolution of visual solutions for civil aviation training also focuses on providing optimized design and tools for lifecycle and maintenance benefits.
Features of the new system include:
• Immersive and high-fidelity environment, simulating advanced weather
effects, high-fidelity terrain, texture and models.
• The CAE ACE standalone utility which allows customers to generate
ground traffic and scenarios at each airport according to their
preferences or training needs without using simulation downtime.
• Shadow and lighting where scenes are enhanced with the addition of
dynamic shadows generated by static planes and vehicles. Dynamic shadows
correlate with the position of the sun and are cast on ground,
buildings, moving vehicles and marshals.
• 4 million pixels LED (light-emitting diode) projectors delivering
unprecedented visual realism and extended life time with minimized
• CAE True Airport service which provides more than 250 up-to-date
airport databases online via an internet portal.
• Retrofits capability with simulators manufactured by other vendors and
compatibility with previous CAE Tropos IG protecting existing