FFL Flight Training ATO receives qualification for their A322 FNPT II MCC device with German LBA

Press Release
Date: Essen/Mülheim 7 July 2021

A successful project for A322 FNPTII MCC qualification administered through FFL Flight Training via Aerotask, Germany, a new Training Device Manufacturer for the professional pilot training industry.

Essen/Mülheim 7 July 2021 – FFL Flight Training, located at Essen/Mülheim Airport, Germany, recently acquired an A322 FNPT II MCC simulator from the German based manufacturer Aerotask to support their increased demand for jet transition, familiarization and ATPL training.

Aerotask originates from the field of manufacturing and exploitation of non-certified simulators and has recently entered the professional pilot training market with this joint project with FFL Flight Training. So as to achieve their first EASA qualification, Aerotask selected several partners to complement their efforts to turn this undertaking into a successful project.

For the A320 resembling avionics, flight modelling and visual integration along with a coupled eQTG software solution, the Netherlands based software developer ProSim has been selected. ProSim has a known track record of customers with successful international approvals for A320 and 737 resembling Flight Training Devices.

To provide guidance for compliance with EASA CS-FSTD(A) Issue 2 and monitor all over project integration for the Flight Simulator qualification, including documentation, the German based company FTD Consulting has been appointed.

The A322 flight simulator has now been qualified as generic FNPT II MCC with the German civil aviation authority LBA in June 2021.

Testimonials

Ulrich Langenecker, FFL

“Benjamin Bliss and I started this project two years ago with the goal to develop a sophisticated Flight Training Device, which represents an airliner, besides the big manufacturers in the market and at a reasonable price.

With ProSim and FTD Consulting we won excellent partners for this project.

Thanks to the professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment of all partners involved and thanks to the support of the LBA we now finally achieved certification as FNPT II MCC in Germany. This is quite a success.

FFL is proud and happy to offer its students a sophisticated, state of the art training tool. The FSTD will be used for the final stage of the ATPL Training as well as transition to and familiarization with a modern Jet Airliner.”

Benjamin Bliss, Aerotask

“First of all I want to express many thanks to Ulrich Langenecker, FFL, to place his trust in us. I am very proud of the achievement which was a true team effort. With the experience we gained and having fulfilled the highest standards of a German authority, we have set course for the next projects.“

Hanne Koole, ProSim

“We congratulate FFL with this great achievement allowing the oldest privately owned flight school in Germany to further increase their training capacity at this crucial moment of market recovery. We are thankful for the trust and participation of FFL, the LBA and our partners involved. Following multiple certifications in other EASA governed countries we believe this qualification in Germany, in accordance with the highest standards, will give other ATOs the confidence to obtain, as well, ProSim based solutions.”

Alexander Schaffler, FTD Consulting

“It has been a pleasure to work with FFL, Aerotask and ProSim on this project and bring it to a successful qualification. I have to say that the exchange with the project partners has been straight forward and a true team building event and made this happen.“

Introduction of the partners involved:

FFL is one of the oldest Flight Schools in Germany and has trained far more than 6000 Airline Pilots to date. At its Base in Essen/Mülheim it offers the complete variety of Flight Training and Instructor courses and is partner of several universities.

www.ffl-flighttraining.de

Aerotask is a one stop shop for turnkey solutions for fixed base trainers. Flightdeck and enclosed cabinets as well as Instructor Stations are built in our workshop, located in Solingen. Each device can be fully customised upon the needs of the customer.

https://aerotask.de/

ProSim Training Solutions enhances pilot training with FMS trainer software and fixed base simulator software solutions.

With ProSim software, fixed based training devices are available for multiple jet aircraft, both generic and type specific, to suit any training needs. ProSim has become recognised as a market leader by achieving a high growth rate with more than 300 professional installations.

https://www.prosim-ar.com

FTD Consulting is a consulting and services company based in Munich, Germany. With our expertise we close gaps for those who operate aviation businesses, in particular AOC Holders, Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) and Flight Simulator Operators (FSTD).

Following more than 14 years of experience in simulator building and qualification, with our team of consultants in a great international network, we can provide you with solutions in every field of aviation.

https://www.ftd-consulting.com/