Human Training Centrifuge

The Human Training Centrifuge generates rapid onset rates and sustained G-forces, typical for those of modern high-performance fighter aircraft and provides efficient training for an individual student in a highly reliable and safe environment


Air forces face a serious dilemma between the need to conserve budgets, the fatigue life of costly front line aircraft and the essential demands for high-G pilot training. The HTC is now an essential investment in the future of today’s modern air force.


Modern HTC training improves both air combat capabilities and flying safety. The HTC has traditionally been used for pilot selection, qualification and refresher training. Now the HTC begins to be an integral part of modern air force training systems.


Saves lives – saves budget


Most Modern HTC including DFS capabilities and CGFs


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Modern HTC design requires highest reliability and safety

Structural Integrity – Design Criteria

Structural design is guaranteed for 30 years life time based on static strength and fatigue strength assessment, dynamic analysis (vibrations) and application of advanced materials (CFRP, special aluminium alloys and steel).

Main Drive System – Direct Drives

AMST has a long experience how to control and operate direct drives, DC or AC motors with capacities from three to 36 MW. In addition, we also offer motor gearbox solution or hydraulic motors. In case of power shortage or many power failures during daytime, we recommend the installation of a flywheel generator.

HTC Arm – Roll and Pitch System

The design of high performance HTCs requires a mass optimised arm and gondola system. The arm shall be a high strength steel structure, the gondola of high strength CFRS material to reduce the rotating mass, without neglecting the fatigue behaviour.

Gondola Equipment – Enables Highest Flexibility

The gondola equipment provides the highest flexibility for the user to adapt for future needs. It gives the pilot the look like feeling similar to his working environment and ensures a quick change of the different cockpits.

Control Stations

The control stations have ergonomic design and are equipped with all devices to control and monitor the HTC, the pilot, and to ensure that all data (audio, video, medical, and technical) are time synchronous recorded and available for debriefing.

Modes of Operation

The HTC control system provides the user with maximum possible flexibility under different operation modes such as pre-programmed mode, active mode, DFS mode with/without CGFs and a manual mode for maintenance tasks.


AMST provides complete turnkey solutions

Building Services

AMST can provide soil tests and soil report at the site, where the HTC will be installed; structural engineering and design of HTC foundation including detailed drawings for the reinforcement and earthen system; basic building architectural design; building engineering drawings, building construction and construction supervision.

Integrated Logistic Support – ILS

It is the aim of the AMST ILS team to support customers during the lifetime of the equipment to achieve the operational requirements, in particular operational availability greater than 95 % with affordable life cycle costs. AMST can provide different levels of maintenance up to a careless package.

Software-Controlled Anti-G Valve

The software-controlled anti-G valve can be installed instead of the anti-G valve as in the real aircraft. It has three independent supplies for trousers, mask and vest. Cut-in point, slope and ratio for each supply can be predefined. No ITAR approval is required.

Simulator Link

High Level Architecture (HLA) interface to the AMST SD trainer to conduct joint training. Each simulator and its instructor act as a player and control a target aircraft. Ability to conduct basic air combat engagements against each other. Enables network compatibility between other simulators.


Since 2005 AMST has succsessfully developed, manufactured, installed and commissioned seven HTCs. All of them in operation with an operational availability of more than 95%. Go – see – and ask our customers!

HTC – UK 2019

The opening ceremony of the High-G Training Facility, a joint project between AMST-Systemtechnik GmbH and Thales UK, took place at RAF Cranwell on 4 February 2019. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, tested the capability himself and was deeply impressed.

HTC – Poland 2011

The contract for the HTC was signed in October 2008. AMST was responsible for the HTC and for the soil tests, the building architectural design, building engineering and construction supervision. The whole facility with the HTC was handed over in October 2011. The HTC was a newly developed system and represents the today’s highest technical specification available.

HTC Upgrade – APRL Gangshan 2010

The contract for the repair and upgrade of the existing Latecoere HTC was signed in June 2009. Handover was in December 2010. The programme comprises the repair and overhaul of the hydraulic drive system for the main, roll- and pitch drives, installation of new control stations, control software, TSMU and recording/debriefing system.

HTC – Singapore 2010

Contract awarded in November 2007 and handover was in October 2010 during ICASM. The new HTC is the replacement for the ETC’s HTC installed in 1998. The contract comprises the modification of the existing foundation to make it waterproof and to use the same power supply. The new HTC had to be installed in the existing building at the RSAF Aeromedical Centre.

HTC – India 2008

The contract for the HTC was signed in March 2005, handover was in June 2008. The contract included the delivery of the HTC, building design, engineering, construction and construction supervision, a turnkey project. The HTC is installed at the Indian Air Force Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Bangalore.

HTC – Russia II 2007

In February 2005 the new owner of the HTC decided to replace the former RUSSIA I HTC by a new one with more advanced parameters for training use only. In addition, minor modifications on the existing foundation were carried out. The new system was installed end of 2006 and handed over in July 2007.