The Flat Panel Trainer (FPT) is a reconfigurable crew training device designed to optimize training time and improve the learning process for pilots and maintenance personnel. Theory, practice, technical details, operational issues and human factors are brought together in a realistic environment.
Training with the FPT is most effective when used for familiarization, systems, and procedures training prior to entering the full flight simulator. Training organizations can schedule numerous hours in a FPT for the cost of just one hour in a full flight simulator. Most instructors prefer the FPT learning environment as opposed to a simulator when it comes to teaching Crew Concepts, FMC Skills, Normal Flight Procedures and System Abnormalities.
The ability to initiate the FPT to a pre-defined snapshot within seconds eliminates wasteful set-up or repositioning time. A user-friendly Instructor Operating System (IOS) allows the instructor to focus on his most important task – observing the student’s performance.
L3 CTS's powerful touch screen Instructor Operating Station (IOS) allows easy access to simulation settings and instructor control features, including:
FPT Dimensional Requirements:
FPT Width: 88 inches (68 inches + 20 inches for schematic monitors)
FPT Length: 78 inches
FPT Height: 73 inches
FPT Weight: 1200 lbs
Base FPT Minimum Room Size: 10' Wide x 10' Long x 8’ High
Base FPT Recommended Room Size: 10' Wide x 12' Long x 8’ High
1.) Base Trainer Electrical Requirements
a. US Power – One (1) 120 VAC 60Hz @ 20A circuit with NEMA 5-20 duplex outlet
b. International Power – One (1) 220VAC 50Hz @ 10A circuit with local single-plex outlet
2.) Base Trainer + Three Channel Visual Option
a. US Power – Three (3) 120 VAC 60Hz @ 20A circuit with NEMA 5-20 duplex outlet
b. International Power – Three (3) 220VAC 50Hz @ 10A circuit with local single-plex outlet