In line with our philosophy to invest in new technologies, in 2016 we acquired the most advanced simulator within the ALSIM ALX range.
Our ALSIM ALX Ultimate has: Dual FMS, Complex overhead, Medium Jet Thorttle Quadrant, Nose whell stearing, and DUAL GPS (WASS) GTN 650 touch with Garmin SafeTaxi, which will show us the georeferenced tracks available in Canada, the United States and Europe with 15 channels with SBAS/WAAS certification.
In addition, it features HDVS with panoramic high-definition visual system, TCAS, Force Feedback, or Weather Radar, as well as a worldwide navigation database, photo-realistic scenarios, among others.
The Alsim ALX simulator is FNPT II certified and has glass cockpit technology. With top-of-the-range hardware and software, this excellent simulator offers great added value for the training of our pilots.
The Alsim ALX simulator is FNPT II certified and has Glass Cockpit technology. With top-of-the-range hardware and software, this excellent simulator offers great added value for the training of our pilots.
Among its features, the Alsim ALX Simulator has flight models for the MCC, APS MCC and JOC Courses on Airbus A320 or Boeing 737-800. It is also certified FNPT II SEP/MEP COMPLEX and PBN – Performance Based Navigation.
During the APS MCC course in Alsim ALX (held within the Airline Pilot Programme), students learn to coordinate in a multi-pilot cockpit and to understand the roles that a pilot can play within it (MCC Multi Crew Co-Operation). In addition, they will understand the standard of an airline pilot by becoming initially familiar with the A320 Medium JET aircraft (APS Airline Pilot Standards).
Also used for PBN courses and IR, ATPL, CPL, PPL, IR, FI, IRI, JOC training and renewals, the Alsim ALX is a great tool for instructors and students.
CERTIFIED AIRCRAFT SUPPORTED BY OUR ALSIM ALX SIMULATOR
The FNPT II ALX simulator in its SEP COMPLEX configuration can represent several types of variable and fixed pitch single-engine aircraft, both in digital and analog configurations.
Its great versatility and ease of use, make this simulator configuration the one used for initial certified instruction in PPL (A), PBN and IR+SE courses.
The ALX FNPT II simulator in its MEP COMPLEX configuration can represent various types of twin-engine aircraft, both variable and fixed pitch, and also in digital or analogue configurations.
We currently use it as a back up, as all the IR+ME courses are carried out in the Alsim AL42, a replica of our Diamond DA42 aircraft. The ALX is also certified for PBN and IR+ME courses.
The ALX is compatible with the most widespread standards in aviation, with certifications under EASA and FAA regulations
✓ EASA CS FSTD A-FNPT II for piston models
✓ EASA CS FSTD A-FNPT II MCC for turbofan and turboprop models
✓ FAA 61-136 AATD
✓ TC TP9685E FTD Level 2 (+ IR renewal)
Advantages of the Alsim ALX Simulator
✓ Scalable device to fit and grow with the demands of our students.
✓ Easy maintenance for minimal downtimes.
✓ Covers up to 4 different aircraft types and 10 different flight models.
✓ Advanced visual system.
✓ High degree of realism (HDVS & force feedback).
✓ Online technical support with the manufacturer 24 hours a day.
✓ Responds to different first-stage training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME).
✓ A compact machine, reconfigurable for SEP/MEP.
✓ Advantages of Alsim HD Visual System.
✓ All drawn from Alsim’s designs developed over 20 years.
FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING CYCLES
Our simulator covers the entire training cycle of airline pilots. The ALSIM ALX simulator offers up to 4 classes of aircraft – from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jet (generic B737/A320).
Designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC, JOC and pilot selection, the ALX offers advanced technology simulation equipment tailored to your training needs.
The ALX is qualified according to CS-FSTD A and FAA rules as well as CS-FSTD A – FNPT II and FNPT II MCC under EASA regulations.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ALSIM ALX SIMULATOR
SIMULATOR COCKPIT DESCRIPTION
✓ Two-seat cockpit
✓ 2 headsets
✓ 2 oxygen masks with microphone
✓ Analogue instruments display
✓ Glass cockpit display
✓ Dual FMS
✓ 2 Garmin GTN 650
✓ World navigation database
✓ Thrust levers adapted to each class of aircraft
Alsim ALX with EASA and FAA certifications – the most comprehensive FNPT II in the world
As far as landing options, the SBAS/WAAS-certified GTN650 GPS has 15 channels, generating an average of 5 position updates per second. In this way, we can always fly at 200 feet to avoid any type of obstacle.
However, the pilot can constantly modify the VHF navigation system, choosing the manual or automatic option.
The GTN 650 installed in advanced flight simulators allows pilots to determine the radial and distance to the VOR (the radio navigation system used in aircraft to follow pre-established routes), following the established waypoints.
This technology facilitates search and rescue operations with the selection of four common search patterns types: orbit search, parallel line search, expanding square and sector search pattern types.
In addition, when flying the aircraft on autopilot, this device helps control the ARINC 424 leg types, including NextGen radius-to-fix (RF) legs. In this way, when coupled with a G500/G600 Flight Display and compatible autopilot, the aircraft can fly fully coupled without issue.
Communicating via the GTN 650 is done through a 2,280-channel VHF communications transceiver, with an output power of 10 or 16W, depending on what the pilot wants to do.
The pilot will be able to set the desired COM frequency by simply touching the number keypad on the screen. Is there anything to worry about? Not at all.
The pilot will have full confidence that they are talking to the right controller with the automatic display of the station’s identifier right below the frequency (for example, KIXD ASOS or CHICAGO ACC).
The GTN 650 also allows us to automatically decode a flight station’s Morse code to provide positive identification, without the need for aural decoding.
The great visual and resolution capabilities offered by the GTN 650 not only allow us to better inspect the terrain, but we will also be able to ascertain topography features, cities, airports, terminal areas and Class A or Class B TAWS alerting.
At all times you will be informed of the safe altitude limits that the flight should keep to. It will even advise about fuel, which is a topic that tends to concern pilots.
This device indicates the estimated travel distance we have until reaching the aircraft’s fuel reserve. On the ground, the built-in Garmin SafeTaxi will show us geo-referenced charts available in Canada, the United States and Europe.