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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

CAAC experts inspect Shanghai Eastern FFS, FTD


Experts from the Civil Aviation Administration of China visited the Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Co. to inspect seven full flight simulators (FFS) and one flight training device (FTD) on June 15-23.
To prepare for the inspection, the Simulator Maintenance Engineering Department of Shanghai Eastern fulfilled tests and analysis of more than 1,000 qualification test guides (QTG) and almost 10,000 technical parameters of the seven simulators, and reported the current situation and problems to the inspection group. The group, under the practical identification requirements of CCAR-60 Flight Simulators Identification and Operation Regulations, made comparisons and verification of QTG objective test items in the first and second quarters. The group chose at random 150 QTG items of the seven simulators for testing. The identification group also made subjective flight tests with the cooperation of instructors from the Flight Training Department. They checked the cockpit apparatus system and the color, brightness, focus and simulation of airport of the three channels. They also conducted practical flight simulation test, including taxiing, climbing, cruising, descending, approaching and landing under different weather conditions. After the tests, the group found the simulator to be in good condition. At the identification general meeting, the inspection group declared that the simulators of Shanghai Eastern are stable and reliable. The seven FFS and one FTD passed the training requirements.

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