A Boeing 717-200 simulator is an important part of flight training for the jet. Simulators allow pilots to practice many different scenarios in a safe environment. At this time there are two companies that are producing / have certified Boeing 717-200 simulators available. These two companies are FlightSafety International and CAE. Both of them have flight simulators that are in-operation and are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States. All the Boeing 717 simulators certified by the FAA are full motion, level D flight simulators. Level D Boeing 717-200 simulators are top of the line versions that are full motion and are built to be the same as the 717 aircraft. On the FAA's qualified simulator list there are 6 active Boeing 717-200 simulators and 1 inactive simulator. All of the certified flight simulators are owned and/or operated by Boeing Flight Services (Boeing Edge). Below is a list of the simulators that are certified by the FAA:
- FAA ID# 746 - Operator: Boeing Flight Services - Location: Brisbane, Australia - Manufacturer: FlightSafety
- FAA ID# 642 - Operator: Boeing US Training and Flight Services Location - Atlanta, Georgia, USA CAE
- FAA ID# 723 - Operator: Boeing US Training and Flight Services - Atlanta, Georgia, USA Manufacturer: FlightSafety, Inactive
- FAA ID# 734 - Operator: Boeing US Training and Flight Services - Atlanta, Georgia, USA Manufacturer - CAE
- FAA ID# 636 - Boeing US Training and Flight Services - Miami, Florida, USA - Manufacturer: FlightSafety
All of the above simulators are full motion level D. Also the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is not showing any certified Boeing 717 simulators from EASA. Blue1 has posted that they have a Boeing 717 simulator that they are providing training with. Blue1 is ending 717 operations in 2015 and we currently do not have any information on the status of there simulator.
FlightSafety and CAE both market their simulators as having a high quality visualization system that provides realistic graphics. Also both use commercial off the self components to build the visualizations systems for the Boeing 717-200 simulator. These full motion simulators should be very high quality.
Above Boeing 717-200 photo originally by Alf van Beem on Wikimedia Commons. Modified by FlyRadius.
Where to fly a Boeing 717 Simulator
The locations listed at the top are the places where the certified simulators are located. Boeing is the primary operator of those simulators. You can check out Boeing Edge Flight Services for more information.
Boeing 717-200 Simulator for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FS10), X-Plane or Lockheed Martin Prepar3d.
FlyRadius has not spotted any Boeing 717 simulators available for Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d or X-Plane. There is a MD-80 simulator that is made to "look" like a 717-200 simulator, however it does not match the aircraft and is not a real 717 simulator for a computer.
TFDi Design is producing a 717 simulator that looks to be very detailed. It is currently in development and is not available yet. Production started in 2012 and there is no timetable on when it will be completed, according to their site. More information can be found on the TFDi Design site.
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Other Names for the Boeing 717-200 Simulator
The Boeing 717-200 jet aircraft has a few different names that it is called by. If you are learning more about the aircraft you will find the following names for the airplane:
- Boeing B-717-200 Simulator: the "B-717" or "B-717-200" name is used by many, including the FAA, to refer to the aircraft.
- Boeing B712 Simulator: B712 is the ICAO code for the airplane that is used by air traffic controllers, airlines and others.
- Boeing 717 Simulator (with out the -200): Many call the 717-200 just the 717, which is the main aircraft program the plane is in (the only plane in the 717 program). "717" is also the IATA code for the jet. Boeing's KC-135 tanker was the first aircraft that was called the 717 by Boeing, so Boeing gave the 717 commercial jet the 717-200 model name.