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HAITE Aircraft Flight Simulators Get Lido FMS Upgrade

Soaring to New Heights: Aviation Safety and Training Singapore Pte. Ltd, (HAITE) Picks Lido FMS for Aircraft Flight Simulators 

  • Aviation Safety and Training Singapore integrates the cutting-edge Lido FMS into their state-of-the-art aircraft flight simulators
  • Lido FMS, renowned for its high-quality, comprehensive, and certified aeronautical data, now covers the entire globe
  • Trainee pilots can now harness the benefits of Lido FMS in a simulated environment, enhancing their training and preparedness

Lufthansa Systems recently revealed that Aviation Safety and Training Singapore Pte. Ltd. (HAITE), a leader in high-tech training solutions and the global headquarters of the HAITE Group, has inked a contract to implement the Lido Flight Management System (FMS) NavDB Service as their aeronautical data solution for one of their advanced aircraft flight simulators. 

What is Lido FMS?

Universally trusted by pilots and airlines, Lido FMS is a proven, precise flight management system. It provides pilots with continuous access to vital flight information, enabling them to make well-founded decisions. Pilots can tap into certified aeronautical data with global coverage by using Lido FMS. This enhances their flying experience and boosts flight safety. 

By integrating Lido FMS into its flight simulators, HAITE equips pilots with the benefits of this reliable navigation tool in a simulated environment, enriching their training and readiness. Their simulators are critical in preparing pilots for future roles in commercial airlines. 

Peter Zhao, General Manager from Aviation Safety and Training Singapore, expressed, “The closer a pilot’s training is to the real-world experience of flying an aircraft, the better prepared they are for every possible scenario. That’s why we’re committed to constantly improving our simulators. With Lufthansa Systems’ Lido FMS, we can provide our trainee pilots with accurate in-flight navigation data, an essential element for flight safety.” 

David Parrish, Vice President of Sales Southeast Asia and China from Lufthansa Systems Asia Pacific, responded, “We appreciate HAITE Singapore choosing our Lido FMS services, and we eagerly anticipate supporting their Singapore operations and other areas in this exciting new partnership.” 

Pilots training inside a simulator at Aviation Safety & Training Singapore (HAITE).
Pilots training inside a simulator at Aviation Safety & Training Singapore (HAITE). © HAITE Source: Lufthansa Systems

What is the purpose of aircraft flight simulators?

Flight simulators, a cornerstone of aviation training, serve many purposes. They mimic the real-life environment of flying a plane. They offer pilots a safe and controlled environment to practice and perfect their skills without leaving the ground. Let’s delve into the significant purposes they serve: 

  • Pilot Training: Simulators play an essential role in pilot training. They offer a risk-free environment where novice pilots can get to know the cockpit and its controls, learn to handle emergency situations, and master the art of take-off and landing.
  • Practice Routine and Emergency Scenarios: Flight simulators allow pilots to rehearse routine procedures and emergency situations. Whether it’s engine failure, harsh weather conditions, or hydraulic systems breakdown, simulators provide a realistic setting for pilots to hone their decision-making skills and response times.
  • Check Pilots’ Proficiency: Flight simulators are also used as testing tools. Airlines regularly evaluate their pilots’ competency and readiness to ensure passenger safety. Simulators help airlines track pilots’ performance, measure their response to critical situations, and assess their ability to adhere to standard operating procedures.
  • Evaluate Aircraft Performance: Using advanced computer models and software, simulators can mimic the performance of specific aircraft types. This helps engineers and technical teams evaluate aircraft performance and behavior under various conditions.

Flight simulators, such as the ones used by Aviation Safety and Training Singapore, are not just training tools but also vital aids in enhancing aviation safety. With their realistic representation of the flight environment, enhanced with Lufthansa Systems’ Lido FMS, they provide a risk-free platform for pilots to gain experience, sharpen their skills, and prepare for real-world flight challenges. It is no wonder these flight simulators are considered the backbone of the aviation industry’s safety and training protocols.

How do aircraft flight simulators work?

Flight simulators are complex systems that mimic the experience of flying an aircraft as realistically as possible. They are an essential tool in pilot training, providing a safe environment for pilots to hone their skills and respond to a variety of flight conditions and emergency situations. 

But how do these flight simulators work? Let’s delve into the mechanics behind this fascinating technology. 

The Core Components 

The backbone of a flight simulator comprises several key components: 

  1. Cockpit: This is a true-to-life replica of an aircraft’s cockpit, featuring all the controls, buttons, and displays a real airplane would have.
  2. Visual System: A system of high-resolution screens or projectors that recreate the view pilots would see from the cockpit. This could include anything from an airport runway to a city skyline or even a starlit sky.
  3. Motion System: This system moves the cockpit to imitate the movements of an aircraft in response to the pilot’s controls. It could be a hydraulic, electric, or pneumatic system, but the end goal is the same – to provide realistic physical feedback to the pilot.
  4. Computer System: The heart of the simulator. It runs the software that creates the flight model, simulates the aerodynamic effects, and controls the motion and visual systems according to the pilot’s inputs.

The Dynamics of Operation 

A flight simulator’s operation begins with the pilot’s action. When the pilot handles the controls, the computer system processes these inputs and adjusts the visual and motion systems accordingly. For example, if the pilot pulls back on the joystick, the motion system will angle the cockpit upwards, simulating the feeling of an ascending aircraft. Concurrently, the visual system will display an upward-moving landscape, reinforcing the sensation of climb. 

Flight simulators are designed to mimic an aircraft’s behavior as accurately as possible. They respond to a myriad of variables including speed, altitude, wind direction and many more, providing an immersive training experience for pilots.

Meanwhile, the software, like the navigational data on Lido FMS developed by Lufthansa Systems, continuously updates the simulated environment based on the aircraft’s virtual location. It is based on real-world data, such as real-world terminals and landing strips, and even simulates adverse weather conditions. This results in a realistic and dynamically changing flight experience.

In short, flight simulators like those used by Aviation Safety and Training Singapore are sophisticated pieces of technology. They mimic the full experience of flying an aircraft. Flight simulators are a critical pilot training tool, ensuring safety in the skies.

Flight Simulators at HAITE Singapore.
Flight Simulators at HAITE Singapore. © HAITE Source: Lufthansa Systems.

About Aviation Safety and Training Singapore

Aviation Safety and Training Singapore, the international headquarters of HAITE Group, is a leading provider of high-tech training solutions. HAITE Singapore delivers top-tier aviation training services, eLearning content development, software customization, and software products for commercial aircraft pilots and aircrew training. 

About Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a premier airline IT provider committed to shaping the future of digital aviation. The company derives its unique strengths from a blend of deep industry knowledge and forward-thinking technological expertise. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the company serves more than 350 customers with its wide range of successful IT products and services for the aviation industry, many of which are market leaders. Lufthansa Systems is dedicated to recognizing and improving its own environmental footprint and that of its airline customers worldwide. The company, headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, employs approximately 2,800 people across 16 countries.

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