To train their military pilots, air forces seek aircraft platforms that can best prepare their students for their future combat missions. With constrained budgets, they are however often confronted to consent trade-offs when it comes to choosing the right training system.
Pilatus, the worldwide renown Swiss aircraft manufacturer, has a long experience in military trainers and has recently developed its next generation trainer, the Pilatus PC-21, a platform for pilots destined to fly jet fighters, without actually requiring them to fly them until much later in their training.
To achieve this, Pilatus enhanced the performances and mission systems of its single engine turboprop and recreated the typical environment of jet aircraft.
With the PC-21, trainee pilots can work in a realistic fighter cockpit and acquire the appropriate skill set needed as future jet pilots, thanks to embedded simulation and training systems, that provide:
It is with this philosophy in mind that Becker proudly contributes to the Pilatus PC-21 program.
We supply our latest BXT6500 ADS-B transponder, fully integrated in the aircraft’s customizable glass cockpit. The BXT6500 series is our latest surveillance system and it responds to the current needs of the industry.
Provided with standard ARINC 429 interfaces, it can be easily part of an integrated cockpit by interfacing with control systems of your choice (e.g. glass cockpit, control unit, dedicated integrated radio tuning unit or Flight Management System).