Aerosim has announced the release of Aerosim ETHOS, an advanced single-application training platform harnessing technology to target systems knowledge and procedures training that better prepares pilots for greater knowledge retention and performance during on-site training. The software program provides pilots with valuable interactive training in a self-paced environment integrated with the Aerosim Learning Management System (LMS). ETHOS includes a document library and systems knowledge suite all within one application. Systems Knowledge includes: cockpit familiarization, aircraft systems, general subjects, FMS skills, and fully simulated FMS practice/free-play all available for the iPad or via USB drive - additional self-study tools, including Practice Exam, will be available by early 2014.
Following the launch, Air France has signed a multi-year contract for Aerosim’s ETHOS Systems Knowledge Suite. The fleet-specific ETHOS App for iPad will provide customized content for the A320, A330, B777-300ER, ad B747-400 aircraft types.
In November, Aerosim also announced the expansion of pilot training suites for Boeing 787 in collaboration with a partner airline as the official launch customer. The solution is comprised of mobile training along with FMST, desktop simulation, and the B787 virtual procedure trainer. Delivery of the B787 ETHOS Systems Knowledge and Procedure Training suites are anticipated for 2014. The solution consists of Boeing 787-8 training tools delivered via the ETHOS platform. Individual users will have the opportunity to master B787 procedure skills before instructor-led training sessions (on the virtual procedure trainer or VPT) by viewing guided demonstrations of aircraft operation along with practice through interactive procedure training tools.
In 2014, the airline training center will receive the B787 VPT along with virtual flight deck briefing station.