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ComputerWorld: Linux Takes Flight on Northwest Simulators

May 24, 1999, 13:44 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

Thanks to Skip Collins for this link.

"OS used in $34M pilot training systems."

"Northwest Airlines Inc. is spending about $34 million to convert its 23 flight simulators from various older platforms such as VAX to Pentium II-based systems running Linux, said staff engineer Bob Aguglia in Eagan, Minn. The five-year project with consultant Opinicus Corp. in Clearwater, Fla., began last November."

"Opinicus has ported the Fortran code of one of the flight simulation applications to Linux."

Complete story.