Flight Simulator qualification according to JAR-FSTD A…

ByAlexander Schaffler

Flight Simulator qualification according to JAR-FSTD A…

Flight simulators, the so-called “Flight Simulation Training Devices“ (FSTDs), can only be used in professional pilot training after qualification/ approval through the civil aviation authority, which contributes to keep up quality and safety standards in commercial aviation.

The technical and regulatory requirements for FSTD qualification for Europe can be found in the publications of the Joint Aviation Requirements, the so-called „JARs“. Especially, the JAR-FSTD A lists all requirements for the respective simulator qualification levels, but as any civil aviation authority has its own margin within the european regulatory framework, requirements may differ in every european country.

FTD Consulting supports Flight Simulator Manufacturers in the process of qualification/ approval of a FSTD. We inform our customers on technical and regulatory requirements and accompany them in the engineering & development process.

About the author

Alexander Schaffler

Alexander Schaffler has started his career with Diamond Aircraft Industries Business Unit Simulation and has since then gathered a very strong background in professional Flight Simulation (FSTDs). Opening his own business in 2010, he is a well networked expert offering services focused on Flight Simulation, Approved Training Organisations and Air Operator Certificate Holders.