Figure 1 F2Si’s MATE Instructor Station
Pittsburgh, PA. (January 22, 2019) - F2Si (Fidelity Flight Simulation, Inc.), kicked off 2019 by successfully delivering our Modular Aviation Training Equipment (MATE),a Diamond DA40/DA20 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) to the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) located in Beaver Falls, PA. This effort was delivered on time and ready to train for CCBC’s 2019 spring semester. The AATD includes both a Diamond DA40 and DA20 flight models allowing students to train on different airframes. The AATD will prepare students for flying the course curriculum in an actual aircraft provided by ACES Aviation, training partner of CCBC located at the Beaver Country airport.
F2SI has crafted the exclusive Modular Aviation Training Equipment (MATE) as a single-seat sled-based training device. The device is in process of FAA certification as an AATD. The AATD is equipped with a simulated avionics system for both DA40/DA20 flight models. The cockpit is equipped with a physically simulated representation of the G1000 panels for a single engine aircraft, Diamond DA40/DA20 style flight controls for stick-type pitch/roll and rudder pedals for yaw control, standby instruments are displayed on an LCD Monitor. The emulated G1000 hardware includes Primary Flight Display (PFD)/ Multi-Function Display (MFD)/ Audio along with an integrated Autopilot panel. Students will be able to gain experience using the complex G1000 avionics suite in this device without consuming costly hours flying the actual aircraft. In addition, the AATD can simulate various emergency situations/ failure scenarios in a safe environment which will allow CCBC to train students to be prepared for and have expertise with any emergency that may arise in the actual aircraft.
“CCBC’s Simulator Program Manager Thomas Hupp said ‘CCBC was very pleased to find a local Veteran owned company, F2Si, to manufacture an AATD for use in our Simulator Program at the Aviation Science Center, located at the Beaver County Airport. This device will enhance our ability to meet the needs of the student training program at Aces Aviation, one of our contract Flight Schools.
Before the addition of this Simulator, students and their instructors completed some training requirements in a Simulator representing an aircraft type not owned or flown by Aces Aviation. They will now be able to receive that training in a more compatible device, representing a Diamond D-40 and Diamond D-20, where the transfer of knowledge is directly related to the actual aircraft they fly. We are also very happy with the support received from F2Si during the installation and initial startup of this addition to our Simulator Program and look forward to working with them on future projects.’”
About F2Si: F2Si is more than just flight simulation! We offer simulator solutions for Land, Sea & Sky. F2Si is a woman managed, veteran-owned small business (VOSB), based in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded in 2000, F2Si has designed, manufactured, and delivered over 60 simulation training devices for commercial, military, and educational customers globally. F2Si is a proud member of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (PAACC) and is excited to be involved with our local community.