FAA Directive 2, EASA Issue 2
FSTD Update Solutions
At a Glance...
StallBox is an industry-proven hardware and software solution designed to provide airlines and training centers with the stall models and instructor displays necessary to conduct Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
The StallBox solution minimizes computational and schedule impacts on the host device by off-loading flight model execution to an external computer that communicates with the existing host simulator system.
The StallBox Process
Depending on the aircraft type, Bihrle will provide a stall model from its existing library of models or develop a representative model for the specific aircraft type. If a model needs to be developed, Bihrle will use a process recognized by the FAA to develop the type-representative stall model, leveraging computational and empirical methods and its 40+ year experience in high angle-of-attack aerodynamics
The stall models are hosted on the external "StallBox" which connects to the existing simulator and requires only a lightweight code interface on the simulator host computer for communication. Using a Bihrle-provided API and check cases, the device operator will establish the communication interface with the StallBox computer and verify it's operation.
Using a process recognized by the FAA, the type-representative (aka "Exemplar") stall model will be verified by a qualified Subject Matter Expert (SME) and adjusted as necessary. Upon successful evaluation of the model by the regulatory authorities, the simulator will receive an FAA endorsement for upset prevention and recovery training.
StallBox is designed as a cost-effective solution for providing UPRT capabilities in existing simulators.
Representative stall model
No OEM data required
Meets ICAO and FAA recommendations
Optional UPRT instructor displays
Easy installation ensures minimal downtime
Does not impact existing simulator certification
Will not interfere with future baseline simulation updates
16th Asia Pacific Airline Training Summit
3-4 September, 2019 | Singapore
David Gingras, Vice President, Bihrle Applied Research Inc., will be presenting the extremely relevant and timely topic:
Experiences of FSTD Envelope Expansion Using Non-OEM Models
The presentation provides a background into the use of non-OEM models to meet UPRT requirements including recovery from full stall covering requirements, source data, and SME evaluation. Also provided in the presentation is a real-world example of the process of the integration of a model, its evaluation, and qualification in the USA.
David has been been in the aerodynamics modeling, simulation, and analysis industry for over 25 years. He was an active participant in the International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE) for the entire duration of its existence. He is a Fellow of the RAeS and senior member of the AIAA serving on the Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee. Mr. Gingras has presented technical papers in over 40 conferences for the AIAA, Royal Aeronautical Society and SAE.
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