ABX Air Announces New UPRT Simulator Capability
Wilmington, OH – October 18, 2017
ABX Air, Inc. announced today its plans to update and certify its B767-200 Full Flight Simulator to provide Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). This advanced training capability, enabled through the use of the StallBox® solution developed by Bihrle Applied Research Inc., allows pilots to more accurately train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall. This training capability was previously unavailable in the simulated environment due in part to the lack of full stall models and appropriate instructor training aids, which StallBox provides.
The ABX Air B767-200 simulator will have the ability to conduct UPRT in accordance with U.S Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 14 Part 60 Directive 2 by December 2017, well ahead of the FAA’s 2019 deadline for incorporating such training into all Full Flight Simulators used for commercial pilot training.
StallBox is the first FAA-qualified solution on the market to meet the FAA’s newly enhanced requirements for stall modeling and instructor displays (CFR 14 Part 60 Directive 2). Currently in use by both commercial and military customers, StallBox provides airlines and training centers with a robust solution that leverages 40+ years of expertise in aerodynamics data collection and software modeling of complex flight regimes.
About ABX Air, Inc.
ABX Air is a FAR Part 121 cargo airline headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio, that has flown express cargo routes for customers in the U.S. and around the world for more than three decades. ABX Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.abxair.com.
About Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.
Bihrle Applied Research Inc. (BAR) is an aeronautical research & development company specializing in the development of flight-representative software mathematical models for military & commercial fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, including full-envelope modeling, malfunction modeling and upset/recovery modeling. For more information about the company, visit www.bihrle.com and for specific information about StallBox visit www.stallbox.com.