Aerospace companies require their employees to have a system level understanding of airplane systems and basic flying / procedures to enable their engineers and managers to always design keeping the pilot in mind. Even if the company is engaged in aerospace services, such as testing, having a working knowledge of flying and systems will help corner a bug, identify an issue, and fix and problems instantly, delighting the customer gaining their confidence.
The small investment in a flight simulator has a positive effect on the future of an aerospace project, especially in avionics and airplane systems. Software glitches, if unidentified, or tested by engineers with no exposure to flying a complex, modern airliner, have a higher chance of going unnoticed.
The Generic Jetliner Simulator puts employees engaged in aerospace development activities in the pilot's seat, allowing them to better appreciate and correlate their work to real world operations. With accurate simulation of most airplane systems, aerospace professionals can work with electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS), use a flight management computer / system (FMC / FMS), understand and see the various system warnings and cautions as displayed on the EICAS, and by the use of the overhead, pedestal, throttle quadrant, flight displays, flight controls, auto flight systems, be able to operate almost every switch and knob as in a real cockpit, and observe firsthand the various system-level interactions in a modern day jetliner.
At a leading aerospace and avionics company, 6 such simulators are installed, and the company, based at Bangalore, Madurai and Hyderabad is reaping rich benefits from the simulator.Read the article here