Christie has announced that its new Matrix SIM simulation projection system, in combination with RSI’s Raster xT Image Generator, has been qualified under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CFR Part 60 Qualification Performance Standards for complete unrestricted training. The Matrix SIM is based on Christie’s Matrix StIM LED-based simulation projection system and is specifically optimised to meet the needs of civil simulation applications.
“It was a complete team effort,” said Michael Freeman, RSI’s director of business development. “The pairing of the Raster xT IG and the Christie Matrix SIM projectors, and subsequent approval by the FAA, was the culmination of extensive research, development and evaluation by RSI, our projector partners, the FAA, and especially our customers. We plan to continue working with our customers, Christie, and regulatory authorities to bring this new, cost-effective solution to the commercial visual simulation training environment.”
“Once we assisted in installing and calibrating the Christie Matrix SIM, an FAA inspector ran a series of tests to confirm our qualification,” said Zoran Veselic, vice president, Christie Visual Environments. “We are pleased that the Matrix SIM delivered the demanding level of quality, reliability and performance to meet stringent FAA standards, and we credit our strong partnership with RSI as an important ingredient in our success.”
“With the Christie Matrix SIM, the civil aviation sector now has a viable display solution that meets FAA standards and boasts low sustainment costs, low operating costs, real-time auto-calibration and a low latency,” added Veselic, “providing many uninterrupted hours of operation and more available training hours.”
The Christie Matrix SIM is an intelligent display utilising Christie ArrayLOC, technology that self-adjusts colour and brightness levels in real-time. Combined with long life expectancy, Christie says that this significantly reduces maintenance efforts and ownership costs for years of virtually maintenance-free operation resulting in more uptime and more training.