News 2017-08-16

The results of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017

At the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS-2017) UNIGINE Corp. presented a new flight simulator of the Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft based on the UNIGINE 2 Sim engine. The company's first experience at the MAKS exhibition was quite successful: the new project was well accepted by aerospace industry professionals.

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS is one of the world’s largest aerospace industry events. This year during five days, from July 18 to July 23, it was visited by 452 300 people. And the business program attracted more than 70 000 aerospace experts from all over the world with a record number of 880 companies from 30 countries, the absolute record for MASK air show. 

The UNIGINE’s booth with the Be-200 flight simulator was visited by over 1000 people: aircraft designers and engineers, pilots, businessmen. The representatives of Russian EMERCOM were among the visitors. It was their work that inspired the developers to create a very special training mission scenario: fighting a wildfire in dense Siberian forests near Lake Baikal. All the experts emphasized high quality and cutting-edge realism of 3D-visualisation, not yet achieved by the most of the modern industrial flight simulators.  

High-quality 3D-visualisation is provided by the UNIGINE 2 Sim graphics engine, which supports key features necessary for the development of professional flight simulators.

The guests were impressed by the life-like virtual atmosphere created in the new UNIGINE’s Be-200 flight simulator with multi-layered volumetric 3D-clouds, dynamic lighting effects, adjustable regional weather and other features that UNIGINE 2 Sim platform is able to provide.

The simulation environment was created on the basis of real georeferenced landscape data: the training mission takes place at a highly-detailed virtual copy of the real 500x500 kilometers area near Lake Baikal in Siberia with a visibility distance of up to 400 kilometers.

In order to make the aerodynamics and the replica of avionics closer to the original aircraft, the developers worked in close cooperation with the engineers of Beriev Aircraft Company, who designed the Be-200 hydroplane.

The visitors of MAKS-2017 also tried other professional simulators developed by UNIGINE in action. For example, they had a chance to take a spacewalk over the International Space Station using a VR headset.

UNIGINE will continue the development of the Be-200 flight simulator and UNIGINE 2 Sim software platform, which already powers more than 10 professional simulation projects. The 3D-graphics engine is able to provide visuals both for cockpit procedure trainers and full flight simulators of the different aircraft types: airplanes, helicopters, UAVs, and spacecrafts. The UNIGINE 2 Sim platform can also be used for visualization of airport infrastructure facilities, air traffic control centers, and operation control centers.