GUIDANCE FOR DESIGN OF AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE FOR USE IN TRAINING DEVICES
|Publication Date:||11 September 2009|
PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT
Aircraft equipment (hardware and/or software) comprises an important component of the simulation used in modern aircraft training devices. To optimize the efficiency of training sessions, the operation of aircraft equipment in these training devices will often need to allow for different procedures as opposed to those used in the aircraft.
This report sets forth the general philosophy and basic design guidance for using aircraft equipment (hardware and/or software) in training devices. It specifies unique simulator functions that shall be supported by this equipment. A goal of this report is to promote common understanding between aviation and simulation groups for the use of aircraft equipment in training devices.
Use of this document is recommended for any new or derivative aircraft or retrofit of a system to an existing aircraft, where aircraft hardware or software may be used in the associated training device. Airframe manufacturers and aircraft equipment designers are encouraged to take advantage of this guidance information, starting in the earliest phases in the design of aircraft equipment by defining requirements to be compliant with the simulator functions capabilities; i.e., to be compliant with this report. Compliance can be most readily assured if provided for in the proposal stage between the aircraft manufacturer and the aircraft equipment supplier.
ARINC Report 610, 610B, and 610C
For ease of reading and use by the reader, the authors have used ARINC 610 when describing applicable concepts, e.g., functions, processes, etc. All references to ARINC 610 are intended to reference the latest version of the 610 standard, in this case ARINC Report 610C.
Requests for additional information or clarification may be directed to ARINC Industry Activity staff for comment and advice.