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ByAlexander Schaffler

NPA 2020-15: Adoption of new EASA FSTD Standards

NPA 2020-15: New EASA FSTD Standards

Time to leave your comments with EASA via the CRT!

Dear Aviation Professionals,

as you might already have been notified when subscribed to the EASA website is the Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 2020-15 newly released by EASA in late 2020 and planned to become effective by end 2021.

I encourage every single one of you to read through this NPA, and also strongly encourage you to use EASA Comment Response Tool (CRT) to leave your comments.

This NPA is the basis for quite an impacting change on the regulations concerning FSTDs, from Part-FCL, Part-ORA.GEN/.FSTD as well as the CS-FSTD(A) itself. FST will help you in the process whether you built devices or you want to obtain devices or update your existing device.

If the read of 426 pages is too much for you I suggest to watch the video of TRAFICOM excellently providing a first insight in the matter.

See video here

With the new Issue 3, these changes will be implemented for the higher fidelity devices used for type rating training and later also be relevant for lower level devices.

The changes will affect the following in brief:

  • FSTD classification system change (FSTD Levels are completely changed)
  • Additional FSTD Capability Signature (FCS) adopted from ICAO 9625 based on Generic, Representative and Specific  FSTD Layouts for respective Training Tasks
  • Additional Equipment Specification List (ESL) changed and extended from current Qualification Certificate
  • A clearer statement on the dependency of FSTD fidelity and use in training with a training matrix which is directly reflected in the FCS and ESL.

It is time to Comment! Your can provide your valuable thoughts on the impacts!

Use the Comment-Response-Tool (CRT) with EASA and leave comments in the new NPA. As for us we have studied the NPA and will continue rereading it. We found a lot of points which need either clarification or have a significant influence on future manufacturing and qualification of FSTDs and their use in training.

As in our view a lot of the changes are welcomed, but as always they need to be done with caution. As the change is really a major change in our industry it is time to carefully check on the effects!

You find the CRT via this link on the EASA website:

ByAlexander Schaffler

Svensk Pilotutbildning receives FNPTII MCC Qualification assisted by FTD Consulting…

FTD Consulting supported Svensk Pilotutbilding (SPU) during the acquisition, delivery testing and qualification of an Airbus A320 FNPTII MCC, a project conducted at customers´ risk and composed of hardware and software parts from different manufacturers (FDS, Prosim, P3D).

FTDC provided compliance support according to CS FSTD(A) Issue 2 and compiled all necessary FSTD manuals such as MasterQualification Test Guide (MQTG) and FSTD Procedures Manual.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Air Munich Aviation hires FTD Consulting for AST – Anerkannte Stelle § 21d LuftVO assistance…

Jesenwang based Air Munich Aviation AG also known as Flugschule Jesenwang has selected FTD Consulting to assist the school in getting approved as AST – Anerkannte Stelle § 21d LuftVO to train and examine drone operators to enable them to operate drones safely.

FTD Consulting has initiated application process as well as compilation of all necessary documentation such as organisation manuals (Safety and Compliance) as well as Question Banks.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FMG Flight Training hires FTD Consulting for ATO Documentation Support…

Paderborn, Germany located FMG Flight Training, a flight school with a long tradition has hired FTD Consulting to update current ATO Manuals as per EU regulation 2018/1139 and its implementing rules. FTDC has reworked Operations Manuals, Compliance and Safety Manuals as well as the FSTD Manuals for latest regulatory compliance.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Learning Management System for Air Academy New Cag…

Air Academy New Cag has ordered a Learning Management System with FTD Consulting´s partner infoWERK, Austria for ab initio pilot training, a system which is compliant with EASA regulatory requirements PART-ORA.GEN, .ATO, and Part-FCL. The courses offered are for example, LAPL/ PPL, CPL, CB IR, EIR, ATPL, etc. Preexisting content can be used or content added to the system. The system has sophiosticated distance learning capabilities as well as examination tools.

ByAlexander Schaffler

AOC Approval Support for Freebird Airlines Europe…

FTD Consulting was hired by Freebird Airlines Europe to support its Air Operator Certification with Transport Malta. FTDC was assigned the preparation and compliance of Operations Manual OM-B for Airbus A320 operations. Problems with preparations of documentation comprise collecting all relevant pieces of data out of FCTM, FCOM, QRH and other relevant manuals to achieve AOC approval.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTD Consulting announces partnership with Webmanuals, Sweden…

FTD Consulting and swedish company Webmanuals AERO have signed a partnership agreement, where FTD Consulting adds Webmanual products into their own product range providing an online tool for sophisticated compliance and revision management of Aviation Organisation documents under EASA and other regulatory rules. If more information needed, please contact us.

ByAlexander Schaffler

YourPlane AG adds Training for Eclipse EA550…

YourPlane AG has selected FTD Consulting to support their EASA ATO Operator Certification according to EC regulation 1178/2011 as amended. FTDC was hired to add the Minimum Equipments List and supporting their clients Baden Charter & Lumanfly Operations Manual B Part for Eclipse 550 to enable the ATO to provide training capability for the Eclipse.

ByAlexander Schaffler

ATO Compliance Support for YourPlane AG…

YourPlane AG has selected FTD Consulting to support their EASA ATO Operator Certification according to EC regulation 1178/20121 as amended. Fields of support are general consulting and Management System Implementation and associated Management System Documentation (Compliance & Safety Management).

ByAlexander Schaffler

ATO Compliance for Cockpit4U…

Cockpit4U has selected FTD Consulting to support their EASA ATO Operator Certification Status for according to EC regulation 1178/2012 as amended. Fields of support are general consulting and Operations Manual Documentation Updates. As the demands under EASA and by national CAAs is growing constant changes and updates are necessary. In this case FTDC supported C4U with Updating the Operations Manuals according to the latest standards.

ByAlexander Schaffler

AOC A to A Support for Deutscher Alpenflug LU Michael Bergmann…

FTD Consulting has supported the AOC Holder, the Deutscher Alpenflug, Luftfahrtunternehmen Michael Bergmann with updating their AOC documentation to EASA 965/2012 regulatory requirements. The AOC is conducting VFR operations by day A to A at Kempten Durach. See a quick video of our client for pure enjoyment!

ByAlexander Schaffler

AOC Approval Support for Tannheimer Flieger- & Freizeitzentrum…

ImageFTD Consulting has supported a national AOC Holder, the Tannheimer Flieger- & Freizeitzentrum with updating their AOC documentation to EASA 965/2012 regulatory requirements. The AOC is conducting VFR operations by day A to A and is operating various aircraft such as Grob G115, Robin DR400, Cessna 150, and Super Decathlon. Tannheim is still famous for their former annual flying event called Tannkosh.

ByAlexander Schaffler

FTD Consulting – Your Aviation Partner!

FTD Consulting – Your Aviation Partner!

FTD Consulting (FTDC) is based in Munich, Germany. With our expertise we close gaps for those who operate aviation businesses, in particular AOC Holders, Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) and Flight Simulator Operators (FSTD).

Internationally, about 140 non-complex & complex organisation use our materials & services. Since 2007, we have been seeling about 60 Flight Simulation Training Devices and have been engaged in a variety of service support contracts for a number of clients.

With our team of over 50 consultants in a great international network, we can provide you with solutions for every aspect of aviation.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Air Munich Aviation AG to receive AOC and ATO approval…

Air Munich Aviation AG formerly known as Flugschule Jesenwang has hired FTD Consulting to support the process of having their organisation approved as Air Operator Certificate (AOC) Holder to conduct A to A VFR by day operations as per EU-Regulation 965/2012 Part-ORO.GEN and ORO.AOC.

Furthermore, FTDC has supported Air Munich Aviation AG with support for ATO approval to conduct modular ab initio to ATPL courses within their organisation approval and two locations near Munich-Jesenwang and Augsburg.

FTDC has not only provided consulting services on regulatory issues, but also completed all approval documentation such as Operations Manuals and the Training Manuals for the ATO.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Integrated ATPL Programme for airBaltic Pilot Training Academy…

FTD Consulting has been chosen together with its partner “The EASA Consultants” to implement an Integrated ATPL Programme with the new airBaltic Pilot Training Academy. We have been asked to structure courses and provide all relevant documentation to have the courses approved by the competent authority CAA Latvia. FTDC and EASAC have provided Operations Manuals A to D as well as the Training Manuals relevant to the courses of the Pilot Training Academy.

The Integrated ATPL course features Phase 1 to 5 where the students are supposed to be ready to take their CPL/ IR Skill Test within shortest time frames.

ByAlexander Schaffler

EASA Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for A to A and A to B according PART-ORO…

FTDCLogoFTD Consulting offers documentation for EASA Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holders according PART-ORO of regulation 965/2012 which comprise A to A, and A to B operations of every operator size from small, non-complex organisations to complex organisations, as well as Special Operations (SPO). We offer Organisation Management Manuals, Operation Manuals (OM A to D) and other documents as required in English and German language.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi supported by FTDC for EASA FSTD Operator Approval…

OMU_logoOndokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi (OMU), located in black sea coast in Samsun, Turkey, is being supported by FTD Consulting in their Third-Country (TCO) FSTD Operator approval under EASA. FTDC is involved in general consulting on the process, facility survey and improvement as well in setting up proper documentation and training for FSTD Operation.  Organisation management Manual and FSTD Procedures Manual are being prepared and OMU is guided through the initial qualification process.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Post Holder FSTD Compliance Management at Adria Airways Flight Career Center…

afccAs an external company we can take postholder positions (Accountable, Compliance ATO/ AOC, FSTD) and can advise how to train and select suitable staff or take interim post holder positions to get your organisation ready to go. Currently and as part of our expertise, we have taken the post FSTD Compliance Management at Adria Airways Flight Career Center in Ljublijana, Slovenia. We support AFCC externally by rectifying Compliance Documentation and make sure that the FSTDs are in compliance with the current EASA regulations to pass recurrent evaluations.

ByAlexander Schaffler

CAME for RWL German Flight Academy…

RWL_Logo_Pfade_CYMK1The German based ATO RWL German Flight Academy has hired FTD Consulting to update/ replace their existing CAME document with a new EASA compliant version of the document. In cooperation RWL and FTDC have reworked and updated the existing company´s documentation in order to comply with latest requirements as given by the German LBA.

ByAlexander Schaffler

Scandinavian Skies hires FTDC for AOC approval Support…

ScandinavianSkies_Logo_10x10cmNorwegian based Operator Scandinavian Skies has hired FTD Consulting for AOC Approval Support. FTDC is currently preparing all AOC manuals (OMM, OM-A to D) including manuals for the CAMO, the Continuous Maintenance Management Exposition (CAME). In the course of the assignment FTD Consulting is supported by EASA Consultants for Compliance Monitoring Support and on-site training to have the operator fit for EASA requirements.