Jeppesen has teamed with Peters Software GmbH to deliver airline transport pilot training materials for flight schools and universities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Peters Software and Jeppesen will work together to produce the airline pilot training materials for use with various platforms, including e-books, PC and Macintosh computers and printed versions. Jeppesen’s EASA-based airline transport pilot training materials will now feature Peters Software interactive technology, including realistic photos and graphics to illustrate training concepts and multimedia content including video and animations.

In his presentation on the ICATEE and the subject of Loss of Control In Flight, Dr. Sunjoo Advani introduced to the WATS 2013 delegates a new European Union funded project called Manual Operations of 4th Generation Airliners, or Man4Gen. This project involves NLR, DLR, Boeing, Airbus, University of Linkoping, University of Vienna, Medical University Vienna, GTA and his own company IDT. The project will concentrate on understanding in detail how pilots respond to surprising and confusing events, and how they can be assisted to react under such circumstances. The project is expected to contribute to improved training, flight operations procedures, and flight-deck design.

Cadet pilots from several Australian airlines will soon be able to start training on a variety of systems designed, delivered and installed by Mechtronix. The training will begin after the signing of two in-plant acceptance (IPA) certificates by Flight Training Adelaide (FTA). FTA has accepted both the Ascent® XJ Trainer™ and the A320 FFT X™-MPL which are to be installed in a new facility at Parafield Airport, South Australia as part of a training program that the company has devised for major airlines such as QantasLink, Virgin Australia and Cathay Pacific. The simulators will service a combined annual requirement of about 13,000 simulator hours.