OREM - Wicat Systems, the Orem technology-based training company, has been selected by USAir to develop a computer-based training system for its new MD-80 digital flight guidance systems.

The value of the contract is $250,000 with options valued at an additional $300,000 extending into 1990, according to Robert W. Mendenhall, Wicat president and chief executive officer.The new guidance system training program, under development at USAir's Pittsburgh facility, will be fully operational in March, he said. The courseware will be delivered on eight personal computer workstations in a networked configuration incorporating high resolution graphics and digitized audio.

Jim Fogarty, USAir's director of flight training and standards, said his company is considering Wicat for its future courseware needs for the F-100, F-28 and the Boeing 767 and for the newly required collision avoidance systems to be installed in all aircraft by 1991.