Basic and Advanced Ejection Seat Trainer

Over 8000 pilots have been saved by the use of their ejection seats. While ejection is a life-saving measure, it does carry with it some risk of injury. However, proper training in the correct ejection technique can significantly reduce the risk of injury, while at the same time giving aircrew added confidence in the ejection system.


Knowing when to eject is just as important as how to eject


In an aircraft emergency, the ability to eject can mean the difference between life and death


AMST’S SmartEject™ ejection seat training system gives a wide growth potential for the user training efficiency by enlarging the training realism from the basic system to the advanced system.

There are two possible modes in which basic ejection training can be accomplished:



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The system is equipped with the following features

Rail Tower – High Strength Steel Mast

The mast is a very stiff steel profile and contains the guide rails for the sledge with the ejection seat. To hold the sledge with the ejection seat after firing and to lower the sledge to the start position, the mast is equipped with a failure safe lowering device. The mast has tilt adjustment. On the top is a safety damper and a distance measurement.

Ejection Seat

The seat is a generic a/c seat, mounted on the sledge with adapters. During ejection, the sledge will glide along the rails of the rail tower. The descent of the sledge/seat is failure safe. The seat is equipped with a belt retraction mechanism to fulfil the safety requirements of the simulator. Seat angle adjustment via adjustment of the mast.


Cockpit design is similar to a modern fighter aircraft. Moving forward/ backwards on an integrated rail system. It has basic flight instruments (angle of pitch and roll attitude, vertical speed, flight speed, vertical component of G-load, angle of attack and the parameter of the fuel gauge system, altimeter, compass, HUD and HDD and controls (stick, pedals).

Cockpit Instruments – Head Down Display – HDD

The aircraft cockpit section is equipped with software-generated instruments, displayed on TFT flat panels. The instructor can select different instrument configurations to simulate different types of aircrafts. It has an additional G-meter and an aircraft system master warning and caution system.

Instructor Operating Station – IOS

The IOS has clearly arranged sections to provide the instructor a logical and safe training run with GUI to operate the SmartEject™ control and monitoring system, a GUI to operate the flight simulator module and the recording section.

Pressurised Air System

The pneumatic ejection system consists of a compressed air cylinder, an air charging system, a pressure regulator and pneumatic valves. Controlled by a PLC according to the required G-load and trainee’s weight. Furthermore, the system is integrated in the safety system to prevent the occurrence of training emergencies.


For the Advanced System

Advanced System

The advanced system includes a flight simulator, an additional IOS and a visual system. The instrument panel shows the basic flight and engine instruments. The instructor initiates malfunctions. The visual system is a three-channel back projection system.

Integrated Logistic Support – ILS

The ILS team supports the customer during the lifetime of the equipment to achieve the operational requirements, in particular operational availability greater than 95 % with affordable life cycle costs. AMST provides different levels of maintenance up to a careless package.

Building Services

AMST provides structural engineering and design of building and foundation, basic architecture design, building design, building erection supervision and infrastructure modifications.


The EST is installed at following customers

EST – Vietnam 2016

In Q1 2016, the EST was successfully installed and accepted by the Vietnamese Authorities. The equipment was delivered according to the contract schedule and accepted without any deficiencies.

EST – Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia 2015

AMST awarded the contract for an Advanced Ejection Seat Trainer for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Medical Services Directorate (KSA AFMSD). Installation and final acceptance of the simulator was in 2015 at the King Abdulaziz Airbase in Dhahran.

EST – Singapore 2009

AMST awarded the contract for a basic Ejection Seat Trainer by the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Defence Procurement. Installation and final acceptance of the simulator was in 2009 at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the RSAF in Singapore.