Thales to supply full-flight simulator to British Airways

Defence systems provider Thales UK has been selected by British Airways (BA) to supply its A380 full-fight simulator.

The simulator will be delivered to the British Airways Flight Training Centre, Cranebank (near Heathrow Airport), in January 2013 and will initially be used to provide advance training for BA pilots and aircrew in readiness for the entry into service of the first tranche of BA’s A380 aircraft later in 2013.

The A380 simulator will be built at Thales UK’s Crawley facility and will be to the latest Airbus standard.

Thales also supplies BA with its Topseries inflight entertainment system and avionics systems.