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ToR RMT.0196

Update of flight simulation training devices requirements

The main purpose of this task is to incorporate in the European Union (EU) regulatory framework elements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc 9625 regarding the use of flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) in flight training. The task will also address three safety recommendations (SRs) and is aimed at including results and findings from the loss of control avoidance and recovery training (LOCART) and RMT.0581 working group results. Furthermore, harmonisation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should be considered.

The current issue of the ToR marks the start of Subtask 3. Subtask 1 has already concluded and Subtask 2 started in 2019. The full scope of the work is summarised below.

Subtask 1:

The main objective of Work Package 1 (WP1) is to increase the fidelity of FSTDs by amending the CS-FSTD provisions to support the training up to the stall, as well as the new upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) requirements as introduced in the EU regulatory framework through Regulation (EU) 2018/1974.

Subtask 2:

The main objective of Work Package 2 (WP2) is to review the technical requirements for training devices to reflect their actual capability and technology advancement in support of introducing the ‘task to tool’ concept for aeroplanes.

Subtask 3:

The main objective of this task is to introduce new certification specifications in CS-FSTD(H), including special conditions, for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) requirements — based on the ‘task to tool’ concept introduced with WP2 in CS-FSTD(A) Issue 3 — covering helicopters, power-lift, tilt rotor and other VTOL aircraft. In addition, the task is aimed at developing appropriate standards for new technologies including virtual reality (VR), off-board instructor operating station (IOS) and secondary motion system. The task is also intended to enhance the crediting of training for flight crew using training systems . Finally, it is aimed at developing more proportionate requirements for FSTD operators that operate only flight navigation and procedures trainers (FNPTs) and other simulation training tools, and at reviewing the initial qualification process of these FNPTs to transfer the responsibility to the training device manufacturer.