Frequently asked questions
1. Discuss your needs
We will need to know the aircraft type that you wish to model and will work with you to determine if a model suitable for your needs is available and if not, what level of effort and timeline is required to develop an appropriate model. We will also need to know the simulator system that you wish to upgrade and will assess the feasibility and level of effort required to establish the communication interface with StallBox.
2. Install the StallBox
We will work with you to establish the communication interface between your simulator and the StallBox. In most cases this will require only a couple days of on-site support to establish the interface and check out the system.
3. Integrate instructor displays
We will work with you to determine the best implementation of stall training instructor displays, whether this means modifying an existing IOS, integrating a wired desktop display, or using the StallBox mobile app on a wireless tablet display.
4. Conduct SME verification of the model
A Subject Matter Expert (SME), who we can provide, will need to conduct a subjective assessment to verify the stall model.
5. Issue Statements of Compliance
Once the SME successfully verifies the stall model, the final step is to issue Statements of Compliance (SOCs) to meet regulatory requirements for the use of the upgraded simulator for stall training.
StallBox solutions provide stall model enhancements for full-stall training and instructor displays for UPRT. Consulting and services to address airframe icing, crosswind gusts, and bounced landing is also available.
Yes. Alaska Airlines selected the StallBox solution to meet Part 60 Change 2 Stall modeling and UPRT instructor display requirements for a B737-800 simulator. On April 28 2016, the device was the first Part 121 training device qualified for Full Stall Training under Part 60 Change 2.
Currently, StallBox supports twin-engine, low-tail, commercial jet transport class aircraft including B737, A320, and A330. Support for twin-engine, T-tail regional jet type aircraft such as Q400 will be available in the 1st quarter of 2017. Custom solutions are also available.
In most cases, yes. We will work with you to evaluate the suitability of your simulator system for the StallBox implementation and verify that minor host interface modifications are permitted and viable.
For typical installations, the StallBox team will require two, 4-hour simulator sessions.
Yes. We maintain a network of qualified stall-modeling Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
We are able to provide OEM-independent stall model solutions. In cases where OEM data are available and supplied by the user, we will use these data to develop custom StallBox solutions to meet customer requirements.
If your simulator already has a UPRT stall model, we can provide a StallBox solution that supplies the data required for the FAA-recommended stall training displays and transmits these data to stall training displays integrated with an existing IOS, a wired desktop display, or a wireless tablet display.
No. An examination of tort liability reveals that a non-OEM solution does not increase liability, so long as the software used in flight simulation training devices (“FSTDs”) meets the strict compliance standards for upset prevention and recovery training (“UPRT”) established by the FAA. Please download the whitepaper that addresses this question.
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