Written by Staff
By Sissy Courtney
DFW’s FTRC is one of the world’s top facilities for aircraft rescue firefighting training and research. The center re-opened after a yearlong $29 million dollar expansion and reinvestment project enhancing the facility’s real world training and research capabilities by adding new interactive curriculum, classroom space, a new control center, new burn pits and the only Airbus A380 mockup trainer in the United States.
“We are connecting two environments that previously had this gap between them,” said David Henderson, as he spoke in the FTRC’s large, state-of-the-art classroom with 3D simulation technology providing the ability to visually and virtually train for any airport in the world. “We want to immerse the student; we want to engage the student. Every student gets the hands-on experience that we want them to have.”
For hands-on training, the Center now features a one-of-a-kind Airbus A380 mockup to teach students how to handle modern ultra-large fuselage aircraft. The A380 trainer contains accurate representations of the interior of both a multi-class passenger aircraft and a cargo freighter, including key components of the cockpit.
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