The equipment includes operations in normal and emergency conditions, and has more than 350 fault simulations
Air Force Agency – 1st GTT, by Lieutenant Valverde
Between October 10 and 16, the First Troop Transport Group (1st GTT) – ZEUS Squadron, carried out practical training on the KC-390 Millennium flight simulator at EMBRAER in São José dos Campos (SP), marking an important step towards the aircraft’s operation in the Brazilian Air Force (FAB).
This state-of-the-art equipment provides an immersive experience, allowing crew members to improve their skills in a variety of flight conditions. The simulator, with a level D rating, includes operations in normal and emergency conditions, and has more than 350 failure simulations. The optimized design facilitates maintenance and guarantees accurate training for pilots.
On this first occasion, only two pilots and a mechanic from the ZEUS Squadron took part in the training. EMBRAER said that, in addition to Brazil, Portugal and Hungary will be the next to use this simulator, which stands out for allowing the safe execution of maneuvers, emergency procedures and other adverse situations, reducing costs and eliminating risks. In addition to saving on operating costs, simulator training minimizes the risks associated with training on the aircraft itself, as it provides a controlled environment for safe repetitive practice.
The Commander of the ZEUS Squadron, Lieutenant Colonel Bruno Américo Pereira, emphasized the importance of this training for flight safety. “The flight simulator of the KC-390 Millennium aircraft is fundamental in the training of crew members, preparing them to deal with a wide variety of normal, abnormal and emergency situations, as well as contributing to much safer flights,” he said.
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