Global Effort Yields Innovative Flight Sim That Paves the Way Forward
Traditionally, motion simulators relied heavily on hydraulic systems which require a great deal of footprint space, fluid connection hoses, and a continuous power supply. Nearly 12 years ago, through a partnership with FlightSafety International (FSI), Moog engineers in the US, the Netherlands, Italy, and India collaborated with FSI to develop the world’s first FAA-certified Level D all-electric simulator.
This leap in innovation came with numerous benefits, led by the elimination of system pumps and hoses. The electric solution removed the threat of contamination by fluid leakage, reduced operational noise, and simplified the overall package of components. Since the hardware of the system was reduced, it also needed less maintenance and provided improved system uptime. Compared to hydraulic actuators, electric actuators use power on-demand, creating energy cost savings for the customer.
Since that time, Moog engineers have continued the path of innovation with the newly developed Gen3 Motion System. Much like previous designs, this was a global effort between Moog engineers in the US, the Netherlands, Italy, and India. This challenging project offered a whole new package of benefits and set the standard in the flight simulation market.
Altogether, a Moog Gen3 customer will benefit by having the best simulation system on the market. Through reliable operation, reduced energy consumption, and reduced footprint size, our engineers have developed a solution that will set the industry gold standard for the foreseeable future.