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Flight Training Device

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As training device technology continues to advance, opportunities arise to further increase the Flight Task Areas of Operation that can be offloaded from full flight simulators to flight training devices.


Additionally, flight training devices can be used for pre-training to improve efficiencies and reducing the number of re-training events. Should re-training be required, they can also provide a cost effective means to accomplish the re-training depending on the required tasks.




Why offload training?

  • Improved utilization of instructors and devices
  • Efficiencies in reporting and assessment
  • Reduction of training center footprint due to increased distance learning, smaller footprint devices and reduced infrastructure requirements




In 2017, the ability to offload additional training from Full Flight Simulators took another big step forward with the world’s first FAA certified Level 7 fixed wing device flight training device.




FAA Level 7 FTD increased fidelity and functionality including:

  • FFS comparable visual scenes
  • Reduced latency or transport delay
  • FFS software load
  • Validation for First Officer controls
  • Improved aural cues matching that of FFS Increased control feel dynamics to replicate aircraft




At L3 CTS we’re looking at opportunities to work with regulatory bodies to provide greater guidance on how training providers can look to increase the mix of training devices – and the opportunities they bring:

  • self-learning
  • Blended/ Distance learning
  • Interactivity
  • Shifting training earlier in the training continuum




How do you see the future of pilot training changing?