L-3 Link in China Airlines FFS deal
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has been selected by China Airlines to provide a B777-300ER Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The selection of L-3 Link is the result of a collaborative arrangement between China Airlines, U&U Engineering, Inc. and L-3 Link, which will enable the airline to lease time on the trainer in support of its B777-300ER pilot training requirements.
The B777-300ER FFS, which will be installed in Taipei, will become ready for training during the third quarter of 2014.
“We are very proud of the confidence China Airlines has in our advanced simulation solutions and we look forward to fulfilling the airline’s future Boeing 777-300ER pilot training requirements,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “This lease agreement will not only reduce China Airlines’ capital investment outlay, but also provides the airline with training capacity on our most advanced full flight simulator technology solution.”
“As a local Taiwan company, U&U Engineering looks forward to overseeing contracts management and providing in-country technical support during the current 14-year lease period for the B777-300ER FFS that will train China Airlines’ aircrews,” said Tung Cheng, chairman of U&U Engineering.