The G222 aircraft is a twin
turboprop transport that was developed in Italy
and has recently found a user in the Afghan
National Air Force. ASE developed a suite of
simulators for the Afghans under a contract from
the US Army simulator procurement office. The
simulator was built using the FAA Part 60 Level 5
requirements as a guide and baseline performance
spec, with added features. The finished device
far exceeds the requirement of a Level 5 FTD. It
has all of the capabilities of top class Full
Flight Simulator, but without a motion system.
Equipment and Furnishing
The cockpit and furnishings are a
combination of refurbished aircraft parts and ASE
manufactured replicas. The center console
consists of real or full-scale replica
instruments and radios. Many of the control
panels and radio heads were created from scratch
using photographs of the aircraft equipment, but
without any access to the aircraft.
Flight Deck and Instrumentation
Though not required on devices of
this level, ASE installed its own Level D-quality
control loading system with actual aircraft
controls in order to give the students the
highest fidelity flying experience possible for
maximum transfer of training. The main instrument
panel replicates all components present in the
ANAAC G222 aircraft including a weather radar
with correlated database.
The flight dynamics software was
developed from a fully qualified model of a
geometrically similar aircraft, as no flight test
data was available. It was declared to be fully
capable of all training tasks by a selection of
active USAF pilots.
The projection screen is a
spherical section that provides 220˚ horizontal
and 60˚ vertical field of view. Five HD LED
projectors present the images from the Power
Vision 2 Image Generator. Computer generated
forces are provided by VRForces.
This device uses a large Geospecific database of Afghanistan that was created by ASE, and includes 23 highly detailed airfields.