AIRFOX UPRT

Flight Simulator and UPRT

Needs

LOC-I is one of the highest threats in aviation and is the reason for the majority of fatalities due to aircraft accidents.

Proper pilot training helps pilots to avoid consequent upset condition after LOC-I can significantly increase airline safety.

  • UPRT is required due to new recommendations and regulations by ICAO (Annex 1, Annex 6, Doc. 9868 and Doc. 10011), FAA (14 CFR Part 121) and EASA (Rulemaking RMT.0581 and RMT.0582)
  • Safety standards in civil aviation shall meet the highest safety standards - mandatory implementation of safety management system SMS (ICAO Doc. 9859)
  • New flight crew licensing standard MPL requires UPRT
  • Best practices in pilot training ensures best customer reputation
  • Manual flying skills (stick & rudder missions) are recommended by NAA (National Aviation Authorities) - FAA SAFO 1302 and EASA SIB 2013-05
  • Train for prevention has the highest priority

Needs

Solution

AIRFOX UPRT provides unique training capabilities for MPL cadet pilots up to phase 3, for CPL (A) and ATPL (A) cadet pilots and for special recurrent UPT (Upset Prevention Training) of pilot already in line-operation.

The validated out-of-the-envelope aircraft characteristics combined with a most advanced motion cueing algorithm forms the heartbeat of such training. Additionally SD (Spatial Disorientation) could be trained and demonstrated very effectively and sharpens the senses of pilots for misinterpreting conflicting human sensory input.

  • 6+1 electrical hexapod DOF motion platform (optional unlimited yaw for SD training)
  • Full replica cockpit for Boeing 737NG or Airbus 320
  • Well proven AIRFOX ASD technology
  • Dual IOS meeting new upcoming requirements for UPRT instructor information (on-board and external)
  • Cross-cockpit collimated display meeting Level D requirements
  • Validated class-specific out-of-the-envelope flight model
  • Optimal motion cueing OMC replicating real a/c motion most realistically

Solution

Benefits

AIRFOX UPT combines the capabilities of a conventional Level D simulator, but in a class specific configuration.

Thus the AIRFOX UPRT is a very cost-effective solution for valuable pilot ab-initio and recurrent training due to low investment costs and reasonable operation effort. A wide range of training applications could be performed on AIRFOX UPRT:

  • Easy to operate
  • Quick repositioning allowing effective training
  • Cost-effective training solution for many scenarios
  • Stick & rudder training
  • Situational awareness training
  • Multi-crew-coordination / TEM training
  • Recognition and avoidance training
  • Upset prevention training
  • High pilot acceptance
  • Low maintenance effort
  • High availability

Benefits

Features

The Airfox UPT covers ab-initio training up to MPL Phase 3, CPL and parts of ATPL in basic configuration.

Visual System

Visual System

A 9ft cross-cockpit collimated optical system in combination with a three high-resolution projectors provides a wide-angle field-of-view (FOW) and meets highest FSTD standards. The cross-cockpit technology allows an out-of-the-window (OTW) view for both pilots without any parallax like in real aircraft.
Image Generation for OTW

Image Generation for OTW

The Out of the Window (OTW) view, technically spoken the image generator (IG), is a brand new development allowing the highest level of details and effects. The realism of the IG gives the pilot the impression, like flying in the real aircraft rather than in a simulator. Even effects like clouds, reflections on water and snowfall and rain are extremely realistic.
Motion System

Motion System

The motion system consists of six independently controllable motion axes. The hexapod motion system provides motional sensations/cues to the trainee. The motion system is capable of operating at sub-threshold motion in all seven axes, so discontinuities in linear and angular motion are not perceptible by the trainee.
Cabin and Cockpit

Cabin and Cockpit

Two pilots, one instructor and one observer may seat in the lightproof cabin at their comfortable and adjustable seats. The cockpit is a full replica of the simulated aircraft with all control elements and instruments realistically simulated as in aircraft.
Control Loading System

Control Loading System

All primary controls are active control loaded using a force-feedback system, which fulfils the highest requirements for FSTD. The control reaction forces are calculated within the flight model and those are precisely replicated by the control loading system (CLS).
Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

There is no limitation regarding the aircraft type simulated by the FSTD. For class-specific upset prevention and recovery training predominantly Boeing B737 NG and Airbus A320 are used.
Flight Model

Flight Model

Either a type-specific flight model, which may mainly be used for type-specific training issues, or a cost-effective class-specific flight model could be integrated. The class-specific Boeing type or Airbus type flight model additionally includes realistic and validated out-of-the-certified-envelope flight characteristics.
Instructor Operator Station (IOS)

Instructor Operator Station (IOS)

The instructor may operate the FSTD from the instructor place inside the cabin or for special demonstrations, like training of spatial disorientation effects, from the instructor console outside the simulator. The in ICAO Doc. 9625 requested additional information, like V-G diagram, would be available for the instructor.
Sound System and Intercommunication

Sound System and Intercommunication

A very sophisticated sound system provides the pilot the proper audible cues like in real aircraft also including simulated ATC. Intercommunication between the pilots and with the instructor or observer is available as in real aircraft.
Air Traffic Control (ATC) Simulation

Air Traffic Control (ATC) Simulation

ATC simulation, which will be required by upcoming revision of ICAO Doc. 9625, will be available like defined by ARINC 439. This will boost the realism of the training and therefore the usefulness of this simulator to an extent, where especially ab-initio pilots will profit from effective FSTD training more than from real flight training.
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

The main focus of any UPRT is on prevention and to raise situational awareness of pilots. Very soon, UPRT will be required during CPL, MPL as well as for recurrent training. This simulator fulfils the upcoming claims of regulators for UPRT to perform training within a class-specific FSTD, which allows realistic out-of-the-certified-envelope a/c-behaviour.
CRM and TEM

CRM and TEM

The full replica twin-pilot cockpit environment provides the perfect training environment for all kinds of in-flight Crew Ressource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) training. Realistic scenarios, including evidence based training (EBT) issues, can be simulated under real workload circumstances resulting in a maximum transfer-of-training guarantee.
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Options

The Airfox UPT is also a perfect platform for situational awareness training.

Motion System

Motion System

An additional unlimited yaw can be added, which will allow to demonstrating all spatial disorientation (SD) phenomena. The additional turntable is capable of operating at sub-threshold, so angular motion may not be perceptible by the trainee.
Spatial Disorientation (SD) Illusions

Spatial Disorientation (SD) Illusions

Demonstration of passive illusions and active illusions (vestibular, visual or combinations). The training aims to raise awareness for situations, where pilots are facing misleading human sensory signals (incapacity human attitude perception system while flying) and to train proper reaction. SD is most often a cause for a/c entering an upset condition.