Author Archive Alexander Schaffler

ByAlexander Schaffler

Our new product, a cylindrical screen…

FTDC presents a cylindrical screen solution to be used in the field of flight simulation as well as other applications, such as tradeshows, gaming, displays, etc. This solution can be adjusted/ custom-built to customers needs. Our standard model is built for a horizontal field of view of about 180° and a vertical field of view of about 35°. Extensions of the field of view can be arranged on request. Our customers may inquire via FTD Consulting. Meanwhile a dedicated website is under development and we hope to present it to you very soon.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTDC signs partnership with…

For about a month we do have a partnership with SIMHELP, a company specialised in Full Flight Simulator Services (FFS). Our focus lies in providing services mainly in the fields of sourcing, project management, simulator qualification and approvals and general consulting services under the regulations of EASA and the FAA .

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTDC sells DA20 Katana simulator…

FTDC sells DA20 Katana flight simulator on behalf of the lawyers´office ZumTobel & Kronberger. This device can be qualified as FNPTI according to JAR-FSTD A

ByAlexander Schaffler

Offer: Eca Faros A320 TST FTD-1 according JAR-STD 2A

A320 TSTOn behalf of our client, we sell a used A320 Touch Screen Trainer from Eca Faros. This device can be qualified as FTD-1 according to JAR-STD 2A and supports your A320 type rating. It has been officially approved as “APT-Trainer” by Airbus and has been successfully used in pilot training throughout several years. The device is used and delivered with many optional extras (3D Side Stick, MCDU, FCU, Throttle Levers, etc.). Please contact us for more info and expose:

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTD Consulting at AERO Expo Friedrichshafen, Germany…

FTDC LogoAgain this year we will attend the AERO Expo, Friedrichshafen, Germany, one of the largest air shows in Europe. We won´t have our own booth but we are open for interesting discussions and meetings at any time!

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTDC signs contract with Diamond Aircraft/ FTO Urbe, Italy…

FTD Consulting signs a contract with Diamond Aircraft, Italy which is also the operator  of the local FTO Urbe at the airport Rome-Urbe.  FTDC will be coordinating the relocation, installation, acceptance and qualification of their simulators into the new FSTD-Facility. An already existing Diamond Simulation DA42 NG FNPTII, as well as a new Mechtronix Ascent XJ-Trainer FNPTII MCC will be installed in the new facility, installed and finally qualified by the italian ENAC.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Simulator Projection Screens…

Are you looking for a projection screen for your simulation setup? cylindrical? spherical? With a field of view of a 180° and more? From january 2012 you may order projection screens via und for your flight and other simulators. If you have any questions before hand, don´t hesitate to contact us!

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.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Safety Management System…

From the 8th of April 2012 the new EASA regulations will come into force. Within an interim period of 24 months  FTOs/ TRTOs will have to implement a Safety Managemen System (SMS), which can be done in a step-wise process until 2014. In general, the SMS is an extension of the existing quality system in every FTO/ TRTO, the so-called SQMS, which comprises parts of safety and quality alike. It is vital that definitions of safety and awareness for saftey have the highest priority in aviation. This will be achieved by extending the Quality System Handbook with new definitions and procedures.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTDC signs contract for Flight Simulator evaluation…

FTDC signs contract for the evaluation of a Flight Simulator of Flugsimulator Berlin. Within several days, the device will be evaluated considering technical as well as regulatory aspects of the JAR-FSTD A.

ByAlexander Schaffler

CAE Tropos visual systeme for sale…

FTDC has the opportunity to sell two CAE visual system units also known under the product name Tropos. The visual system is compatible up to FFS Level D, but it will also be interesting to use it in lower qualification levels (e.g. FNPTII/ FTD Level 5).

ByAlexander Schaffler

Alsim AL200 MCC (refurbished)…

FTD Consulting has been offered to sell a used Alsim AL200 MCC (refurbished). The simulator has been used in pilot training , will now be refurbished and then be sold at an attractive price. The device can be qualified as FNPTII MCC according to JAR-FSTD A.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Financial Services in Flight Simulation…

FTD Consulting has started a cooperation with a financial services company to enable you to have different financing options for your operation. The offers are targeted at european community FTOs/ TRTOs & FTSD-Operators. Together we will help you finding the right financing option for your flight simulator or aircraft. If you have any interest, please don´t hesitate to contact.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Why Flight Training Devices are beneficial…

Nowadays, “Flight Simulation Training Devices” or simply called “Flight Simulators” are a not-to-neglect training option within flight training and education  in the commercial aviation business.

  • Normal and abnormal procedures of flight operation can be trained without putting the crew and aircraft at risk.
  • Particular training scenarios can be trained over and over again without timeloss due to quick-repositioning functions and computer controlled attitude presets as well as not being distracted by radio communication, traffic or other sources during daily flight operation.
  • A simulator can be used 24/7 and is weather independent as it is a facilitated training device.
  • Your training can be conducted cost-efficiently. FTDs save aircraft fuel and maintenance hours and run cheaply on electricity.
  • If you have ordered an aircraft of a particular type and have FTDs already in place, the “aircraft” can be flown and trained on before even the first real aircraft is delivered!
  • Training Devices of lower levels such as FTDs Level 5 and 6 can be purchased at very low prices compared to Full Flight Simulators, whereas their level of technology and flight modelling already can be very close to each other.
  • Last but not least, lower occupation of airspace and slots for training on real aircraft as well as saving fuel, thus reducing CO2 and pollution are further benefits, which support FTDs as the training method for the future.

Because of the low maintenance and operating costs of such devices in comparison with any aircraft, FSTDs are the perfect addition to your flight training. As the need for well-trained pilots will increase over the next decades, flight training becomes more and more important. The record-breaking innovations in the simulation technology, simulators are definitely the future!

ByAlexander Schaffler

Why Quality Systems are beneficial…

Quality Systems (QS) are often considered a burden to daily Flight School- & FSTD – operation. Even more so, because a Quality System is now mandatory for getting your FTO/ TRTO approval as well as your FSTD qualification. Unfortunately, the brighter, beneficial side of introducing a Quality System is often neglected.

A Quality System can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Ensure that your FTO/ TRTO & related aircraft & FSTDs are maintained to the highest standards.
  • Ensure that the system can be tailored to the FTO/ TRTO/ FSTD-Operators needs.
  • That all QS system related knowledge and documentation is accessible to all staff members, ergo every employee has the same knowledge base.
  • Information is quickly accessible, even in emergency situations.
  • According JAA-regulations, an extension of the evaluation periods of up to 36 months can be granted if a QS is implemented among other minor requirements. This will save you money and time!
  • The introduction of a Quality System rises the annual revenues by 10% in average!
ByAlexander Schaffler

FTDC supports Agency Neverest GmbH & Co.KG, Customer: Swoodoo

For the new tv commercial of Swoodoo, the agency & production company NEVEREST GmbH & Co. KG, has asked FTDC, to give advice on aviation and flight simulation.