FLIGHT SIMULATOR DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE DATA
|Publication Date:||10 September 2019|
This document provides Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) operators, FSTD manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft equipment manufacturers, or other approved sources of data and manufacturers of aircraft equipment, with a standard describing the scope and content of data required to build, test, and qualify FSTDs to adequate fidelity to meet approved training requirements.
Furthermore, these data should allow for the production of documentation required to support the approval of the FSTD by the appropriate Regulatory Authority. The regulatory requirements for the initial qualification and continuing qualification of FSTDs necessitates that the data, used in an approved program, is maintained current with the aircraft, as such the data provider is expected to ensure the continued integrity of the data through a defined configuration control process. This requirement is specifically important for all data that is specified in the validation data report that supports the development of the qualification test guide required for qualification.
It is understood that the data, or elements of the data, may be considered as intellectual property and as such will be subject to applicable licensing between the data provider, the training device manufacturer and the end user.
It should be emphasized, however, that this document does not represent an exclusive means of fulfilling data requirements for an FSTD. Nor does it imply that any extra tests specified herein beyond qualification requirements should form part of current or future qualification requirements.
The data requirements for jet-powered airplanes, propeller-powered airplanes, and helicopters are defined within this document. It should be noted that data are specified for a broad range of aircraft types and certain items may not be applicable to all aircrafts.
Maintenance functions are included insofar as they are accessible from the cockpit. However, it is understood not all features described herein are used for flight crew training.