ASTi is pleased to report that ILT, the Dutch aviation authority, has awarded Avion Group an EASA Level D certification for its Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS). This FFS uses an ASTi Telestra system to simulate the aircraft’s communication system and generate all the A320’s environmental and aural cue sounds. Unlike other simulators, this particular A320 uses onboard “air stairs” that provide executive, jet-like access to the simulator. This progressive innovation eliminates the need for a mezzanine-level structure in the simulator hall.
Telestra’s flexible and powerful sound-modeling environment boasts ongoing development since 2006 with well over 100 Level D FFS certifications. Its model library includes baselines for 27 commercial aircraft types that received Level D certifications. It can handle the full gamut of audio complexity, from large jets to modern rotorcraft. Latest enhancements to Level D tools (e.g., one-third octave spectral analysis, automatic speaker equalization, sound manipulation) tune the synthetic audio environment almost instantaneously.
These innovative features help simulator manufacturers quickly field the most demanding Level D solutions. Instead of completing integration in weeks or even months, ASTi routinely tunes Level D simulators in two or three eight-hour simulator sessions. A quick turnaround offers significant cost savings for simulation manufacturers and enables ASTi engineers to assist on short notice. For example, the spectral analysis microphone streams audio over the Internet, allowing ASTi engineers to remotely configure the sound model and avoid expensive, onsite visits.
Avion Group is a Dutch company manufacturing Full Flight Simulators and providing world class training; AVION designs, builds and operates market disruptive Level D Full Flight Simulators for the Airbus A320 and the B737MAX. The first, very innovative, AVION A320 simulator became operational in March 2018 in Malta. Now the London Gatwick Flight Training Centre has become ready for training. More information about AVION can be found at aviongroup.aero.
ASTi is the leading supplier of communications, automated air traffic control and sound systems to the training and simulation industry. ASTi meets FAA, EASA, and equivalent Level D qualifications with simulators around the world. Since 1989, ASTi has fielded over 11,568 systems at more than 800 installation sites in the U.S. and 49 other countries. To learn more about ASTi, please visit www.asti-usa.com.