Airbus A320 Flight Training Device at University Dresden
The chair of Air Transport Technology and Logistics (IFL) at TU Dresden operates a A320 simulator which is a complete replica of an A320 flight deck. The hardware set up is a combination of ecaFAROS and Flightdeck Solutions (FDS) components and includes all control, input and output devices. The FAA-certified software from Laminar Research (X-Plane Verison 9) is used for the simulation environment and extended by a highly detailed model of the Airbus A320, including avionics systems, flight management and guidance system (FMGCS) as well as hydraulic and electric bus systems. The model has been made available to the IFL by QPAC as part of a cooperation agreement including the model source code, providing the chair with the opportunity to make any desired adjustments to a specific aircraft systems in the context of research and development. Thus, the system is in a constant evolution. The simulator is designed as a fixed-based flight training device (FTD) and serves as a highly potential resource for the research in the field of Trajectory Management, Airport Management and Safety Assessment carried out by the chair and furthermore suitable for courses, trainings and demonstrations.
QPAC A320 Sim at TU Dresden (German TV coverage)
Some impressions of the University Dresden Airbus A320 Flight Training Device using our flight simulator are online at the IFL homepage.