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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
The opening of this simulator marks the relocation of all Boeing’s training from Seattle to Miami, which was done at the request of partners in Latin America, Europe, and Africa.
“The kids today … they want it to be interactive, digital,” [Boeing Vice President Sherry Carbary said.] And that’s what they’ll get with the 787 flight simulator.
The large display screens that serve as the flight deck look just as they would in an actual Dreamliner. The captain and the co-pilot each have a head-up display above their steering wheels. The HUDs, as they are called, display information on clear screens at eye level so that pilots can see flight data while looking out the window rather than having to scan the flight deck all the time.