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TECHNICAL

DESCRIPTION
AIRBUS A320 - CEO & NEO PS4.5 FTD

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction......................................................................................... 4
1.1. Company Overview............................................................................ 4
1.2. Disclaimer........................................................................................... 4
2. A320 PS4.5 FSTD Overview.......................................................... 6
2.1. Key Features...................................................................................... 7
2.2. The Flight Deck.................................................................................. 8
2.3. Flight Model/Handling Characteristics................................................ 8
2.4. Systems Software.............................................................................. 8
2.5. Instructor Operating Station............................................................... 9
2.6. Computer and Sound System Rack................................................... 9
2.7. Electrical System................................................................................ 9
3. The Flight Deck.................................................................................. 10
4. Front Panel......................................................................................... 11
4.1. Glareshield Panel.............................................................................. 12
4.2. FCU (Flight Control Unit)................................................................... 13
4.3. Pilot Instrument Panels..................................................................... 14
4.4. Primary Flight Display (PFD)............................................................. 15
4.5. Navigation Display.............................................................................. 15
4.6. ECAM Displays.................................................................................. 16
5. Lateral Consoles And Flight Controls................................................ 18
6. Pedestal Panel.................................................................................. 19
7. Overhead Panels................................................................................ 21
8. MCDU and FMGC.............................................................................. 23
9. Seating................................................................................................ 24
10. Visual System..................................................................................... 25
11. Sound System.................................................................................... 28
12. Lighting System.................................................................................. 28
13. Instructors Operating Station (IOS).................................................... 29
14. Other Features................................................................................... 32
15. Regulatory Certification...................................................................... 32
16. Electrical Compliance......................................................................... 32
1. INTRODUCTION
This document is a technical description of the Pacific Simulators Airbus A320 PS4.5 FSTD (Flight
Simulator Training Device).

Information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

Further breakdown of individual items and their functionality and operation is available in the
Simulator Operations Manual.

1.1. Company Overview


Pacific Simulators (Pacsim) is a simulator manufacturer with a factory based in Christchurch,
New Zealand and a sales office in Sydney, Australia.

Founded in 2002, Pacsim manufacture a range of high-fidelity FSTDs for a variety of markets
including pilot training, AME (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) training, entertainment and private
use. Our FSTDs are located in around a dozen countries including Australia, Bolivia, China,
France, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and USA.

Pacsim specialise in cost-effective FSTDs (Flight Simulator Training Devices) designed for the
‘airline bridging’ flight training market. These are ideal for flight schools looking at expanding into
the airline career and jet transition market and for airlines looking at improving initial training
standards and reducing their FFS footprint.

Pacific Simulators offer three A320 models for training: The PS4.5, PS2.5 and FJ2000.

The company is privately owned.

1.2. Disclaimer

Images/photos may differ from actual specifications due to enhancements and upgrades made to
the actual device. Specifications are subject to change at any time and final configurations for
actual device will be specified and/or agreed in actual proposal or sales documents.

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2. Airbus A320 PS4.5 Overview
The Pacific Simulators PS4.5 is a fixed-base, fully enclosed Flight Training Device with
rear-enclosed instructors station, replicating the Airbus A320.

The A320 PS4.5 is available in CEO and NEO engine configurations.

The A320 PS4.5 FTD is designed for A320 type ratings and ‘airline bridging’ training including
Jet Transition and Multi-Crew type pilot training. With specified options it meets regulatory
requirements for FAA FTD Level 4/5/6, EASA FTD 1/2, EASA FNPT II MCC and ICAO 9625
Type IV/V certification.

Flight Schools and universities can enhance their pilot training product range by offering
advanced training such as Jet Orientation and Multi-Crew Courses.

Airlines have the ability to utilise these devices to minimise their Full Flight Simulators (FFS)
training footprint such as type rating fixed-base training, jet transition training, pilot
recruitment, and systems training. Type rating credits are available subject to certification.

Training Applications -
The A320 PS4.5 is ideal for a wide-range of training applications including:
• A320 Type Rating credits (dependent on certification level sought)
• A320 Type Rating preparation
• Jet Transition / Jet Orientation Courses
• Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) Courses
• Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL)
• Procedural and SOPs training
• Systems familiarisation training
• Simulator assessments for pilot recruitment
• Instrument training including glass cockpit familiarisation and Instrument Rating training /
recency / renewals
• Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) training
• Flight Deck Orientation and Familiarisation Courses (such as for Air Traffic Controllers, Cabin
Crew, Fire Crew)
• Human Factors courses

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2.1 Key Features

• Aircraft Model: Airbus A320-200


• Airbus Standard: 2.0.0
• Engine Model: CEO (CFM56-5B4 or IAE V2500) or NEO (CFM LEAP-1A or PW1100G)
• Fixed-base FTD - full replica of Airbus A320
• Fully enclosed flight deck with instructors station and observer seats
• Genuine aircraft flight controls, rudder pedals, steering tillers and throttle quadrant
• Comprehensive simulation of A320 aircraft systems based on Airbus data package
• Accurate air and ground Flight Model
• Meets certification requirements for FAA, EASA, ICAO 9625 and CASA
• Surround stereo sound system and floor shakers
• High Definition, wrap-around visual system - Direct and Collimated Display System options
• Navigation database based on the Jepessen ARINC-424 databases (data and subscription
shall provided by the Operator)
• Global terrain and navigation database
• Instructors Station with extensive features
• Low maintenance and running costs

PS4.5 Exterior

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2.2. The Flight Deck
The Flight Deck consists of:

• Front Panel
• Lateral consoles with sidesticks and steering tillers
• Dual-linked Rudder Pedals
• Glareshield Panel and FCU
• Pedestal Panel and MCDUs
• Overhead Panel
• Pilot Seats and Observer Seats
• Lighting System
• Sound System
• Ventilation System

2.3. Flight Model/Handling Characteristics

The Flight Model is based off the Airbus A320 data package and includes flight and ground
modeling to meet certification requirements for FAA FTD Level 5.

2.4. Systems Software

Comprehensive simulation of A320 aircraft systems based on the Airbus A320 data package,
including:
• Advanced fly-by-wire control laws and flight envelope protection modelling
• Glass cockpit instrument displays including PFD and ND
• Primary and Secondary Engines/Systems displays
• Autopilot, Autothrust and Flight Director Systems
• Extensive aircraft systems modelling including Fuel, Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic,
Pressurisation and Fire Protection Systems
• Comprehensive ECAM displays
• Realistic Flight Management System
• Advanced autoflight capability including managed lateral and vertical navigation,
RNP approaches and autoland
• TCAS
• EGPWS
• Weather and Terrain Radars

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2.5. Instructor Operating Station
The Instructor Operating Station (IOS) console consists of:

• Instructors Seat
• Monitor for displaying profile mapping
• Touch-screen monitor for controlling instructor functions
• Comprehensive Pacsim IOS software

2.6. Computer and Sound System Rack


The computer and sound system rack consists of:

• Rack mounted PCs and PC networking hardware


• Sound system rack

2.7. Electrical System


The electrical system consists of:

• High voltage system


• Low voltage system
• Certified to meet required electrical compliance

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3. The Flight Deck

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4. Front Panel

The Front Panel includes:

• Glareshield Panel
• FCU (Flight Control Unit)
• Pilot Instrument Panels (Instrument Panels and CTR Instrument Panel)

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4.1 Glareshield Panel

The Glareshield Panel includes:

• Auto land light


• Master Caution light (Capt and F/O)
• Master Warning light (Capt and F/O)
• Sidestick Priority light (Capt and F/O)
• CHRONO pushbutton (Capt and F/O)
• Barometer Reference Selector (Capt and F/O)
• FD (Flight Director) pushbutton (Capt and F/O)
• LS pushbutton (Capt and F/O)
• EFIS Control Panel (Capt and F/O):
• Mode Select Switch
• Range Select Switch
• ADF-VOR Select Switches

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4.2. FCU (Flight Control Unit)

The FCU includes:

• Speed/Mach pushbutton
• Speed/Mach window
• SPD or MACH selector knob
• Heading/Track window
• HDG or TRK selector knob
• AP 1 and AP 2 pushbuttons
• A/THR Engagement pushbutton
• HDG-V/S / TRK-FPA pushbutton
• Altitude window
• Altitude selector knob
• Meter selector pushbutton
• Vertical/Speed Flight Path Angle window
• V/S or FPA selector knob
• Mode Engagement pushbutton: LOC, EXPED, APPR
• Managed dots for SPD/MACH, LATERAL, LVL/CHANGE

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4.3. Pilot Instrument Panels

The Pilot Instrument Panels include:

• EFIS Displays – Capt and F/O


• Primary Flight Display (PFD)
• Navigation Display (ND)
• Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) Upper and Lower Display Units
• Standby Flight Instruments or ISIS (Integrated Standby Instrument System)
• RMI
• Clock
• Chart Holder (Capt and F/O)
• Sliding Table (Capt and F/O)
• Lighting Panel (Capt and F/O)
• Landing Gear Control Lever
• Landing Gear Indicator
• Autobrake/A-SKID Control
• Brake Pressure Indicator
• GPWS light (Capt and F/O)

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4.4. Primary Flight Display (PFD)

Primary Flight Display (PFD)

The PFD displays:

• AFS Status
• FMA (Flight Mode Annunciations)
• Attitude Indication
• Airspeed/Mach Indication
• Altitude Indication
• Radio Altitude
• Vertical Speed Indications
• Heading/Track Indications
• Barometric Reference Indication
• Localiser and Glideslope Indicator
• TCAS Alerts

4.5. Navigation Display

Navigation Display (ND)

The ND Displays:

• Rose (full compass mode)


• LS Mode
• VOR Mode
• NAV Mode
• PLAN mode
• ARC mode
• TCAS Indications
• Weather Radar Display
• Terrain Radar Display

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LS Mode includes:

• HDG information provided by the appropriate ADIRS system


• ILS Pointer
• Compass Rose
• Glideslope indication
• TAS / Groundspeed indication
• Wind indication
• ILS information in upper right corner
• Adjustable brightness of display

VOR Mode includes:

• HDG information provided by the appropriate ADIRS system


• VOR Pointer with TO/FROM indication
• VOR information in upper right corner
• Compass Rose
• TAS / Groundspeed indication
• Wind indication
• Adjustable brightness of display

NAV Mode includes:

• HDG information provided by the appropriate ADIRS system


• Compass Rose
• Display of ADF1/2 and/or VOR1/2 needle (when selected on EFIS panel)
• Display of Airports/Navaids/Waypoints (when selected on EFIS panel)
• TO-Waypoint information in upper right corner
• TAS / Groundspeed indication
• Wind indication
• Display of active and temporary flightplan
• Display of selected runway for departure and destination aerodrome
• Display of TCAS Traffic
• Range change via EFIS panel
• Adjustable brightness of display

PLAN Mode includes:

• Compass Rose (north-orientated)


• Display of active and temporary flightplan
• Display of selected runway for departure and destination aerodrome
• Centered waypoint switchable via MCDU
• ·Display of Aircraft position (when inside visible area)
• Range change via EFIS panel
• Adjustable brightness of display

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4.6. ECAM Displays

Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor


(ECAM) Units

Upper Display Unit – Engine/Warning


Display (E/WD)

The E/WD displays:

• Main engine parameters (CFM – N1,


EGT, N2); (IAE – EPR, EGT, N1, N2)
• Thrust limit and command
• Fuel Quantity information
• Flaps and Slats Position
• Memo and warning

Lower Display Unit – System Display


(SD)
The SD displays:

• System Synoptic Diagrams/Pages:


• APU, BLEED (Bleed Air),
COND (Air Conditioning),
CRUISE, DOOR, SECONDARY
ENGINE, ELEC (Electrics), F/
CTL (Flight Controls), FUEL,
HYD (Hydraulics), PRESS
(Pressurisation), STATUS,
WHEELFuel Quantity information
• Status messages
5. Lateral Consoles And Flight Controls
The Side Panels include:

• Sidestick - Capt and F/O


• Steering Tiller - Capt and F/O
• Oxygen Masks - Capt and F/O (optional)
• iPad for IOS Control and Charts (optional)
• Checklist and Chart Holders - Capt and F/O
• Loudspeaker - Capt and F/O

The Flight Controls include:

• Dual Sidesticks including:


• Pitch and Roll control
• Take-over button
• Radio PTT button
• Neutral switch

• Dual-linked Rudder Pedals with Toe Brakes (optional Active Control Loading)

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6. Pedestal Panel

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The Pedestal Panel has the following features:

• Thrust and Thrust Reverse Control Levers


• Engine Panel
• Pitch Trim Wheels (motorised)

• Dual MCDUs (Multifunction Control Display Units)


• Switching Panel
• ECAM Control Panel

• Radio Management Panels - Capt and F/O


• Audio Control Panels - Capt and F/O
• Lighting Panels - Capt and F/O
• Weather Radar Panel
• ATC Panel

• Speed brake lever


• Flap lever
• Rudder Trim Panel
• Parking Brake selector
• Gravity Gear Extension Panel

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7. Overhead Panel

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The Aft Overhead Panel has the following features:

• Circuit Breaker Panel


• Maintenance Panel
• FMS Load Panel

The Forward Overhead Panel has the following features:

• ADIRS Computer Panel


• Flight Control Panels
• Evacuation Panel
• Standby Electrics Panel
• GPWS Panel
• Cockpit Voice Recorder Panel
• Oxygen Panel
• Calls Panel
• Wiper Panels
• Fire Controls Panel (Eng 1, APU, Eng 2)
• Hydraulics Panel
• Fuel Panel
• Electrics Panel
• Air Conditioning Panel
• Anti-ice Panel
• Cabin Pressure Panel
• Exterior Lights Panel
• APU Control Panel
• Internal Lights and Signs Panel
• Audio Control Panel
• Cargo Heat Panel
• Cargo Smoke Panel
• Ventilation Panel
• Engines Panel

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8. MCDU and FMGC
Multifunction Control Display Units (MCDUs)

• Dual (Capt and F/O), independent Control Display


Units (MCDUs) including an advanced Flight
Management Guidance Computer (FMGC)

• FMGC software includes:


• Functional Pages:
PROG, PERF, INIT, DATA, F-PLN, RADNAV,
FUEL PRED, SEC F-PLN, AIRPORT, OVFY,
LAT REV, VERT REV, AIRWAYS, PASTE,
MENU

• Navdata/AIRAC FMS data including airways,


SIDS, STARS and approaches

• All buttons, controls and displays on the MCDUs


are functional including:
• Colour Display screen
• Line Select Keys
• Function Keys
• Alpha Numeric keypad
• Message Lights

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9. Seating
The device includes the following seating:

• 2 x OEM (genuine aicraft) Pilot Seats include:


• Adjustable (forward/backwards/rise/fall/back tilt/lumbar)
• Arm rests
• 5-point seat harness

• Observer Seat(s) include:


• 1 x fixed-seat for Instructors Station Console
• Optional Adjustable Instructors Seat
• Optional additional jump-seat

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10. Visual System
Display System Option 1: Direct Projection wrap-around Display System

Display System Option 2: RSI Crossview 200° x 40° FOV 9 Lite Collimated Display System

Image Generator: RSI EX Image Generator

Projectors: 3 x Barcom F50 projectors

Features include:
• Up to 6M pixels/Visual
• 4.5M+ Polygons/Visual
• Beyond level D weather effects
• 750k Light points/Visual
• Up to 16x Anti Aliasing for superior image quality
• Up to 8x Anisotropic filtering
• Worldwide geo-specific satellite imagery
• Real world coastline
• 15m Imagery
• Extensive library of airport models featuring imagery up to 0.6m
resolution
• Generic airport system
• Complete library of aircraft clutter models
• Summer/Winter scenes with no model reload

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Visuals – optional tailored scenery

In-house software development allows us to develop specific, localised detailed scenery as


required (this is a cost plus option)

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11. Sound System
The Sound System includes:

• Rack-mounted mixers and amplifiers.


• Speakers mounted outside the device for engine and environmental sounds.
• Ceiling speakers for cockpit warnings, alerts and ATC sounds.
• Stereo Sound Package includes engine, ground rumbling, landing gear, wind and
environmental sound effects.
• Cockpit alerts and warnings including radio altimeter call-outs, configuration warnings, TCAS
alerts and EGPWS warnings.
• Pilot Intercom System with aviation headsets and Oxygen Masks (optional) for crew
communications.
• Floor Shaker System.

12. Lighting System


The device has a number of lighting systems including:

• Dome lights
• Map lights
• Panel backlighting

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13. Instructors Operating Station (IOS)
The IOS Console includes:

• 1 x Fixed Instructors Seat (optional adjustable seat)


• 1 x Touch-screen monitor for IOS Software
• 1 x monitor for Map Display
• 1 x keyboard and mouse

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IOS Software Functions include:

• Check the running status of the simulator and system diagnostics


• Shutdown the Simulator
• Check Flight Time/Running Time of the Simulator
• Access online Maintenance Website to Log Faults and Check Updates
• Set Time of Day and Season
• Aircraft Positioning including changing Airports, Runways, Gates, and various Approach
‘Presets’
• Save and Load Situations
• Manipulate Fuel, Weight and Balance
• Control the Weather and Atmospheric Conditions including clouds, precipitation, wind,
turbulence, temperature, air pressure, visibility, windshear and runway condition
• Save and Load Lesson Plans
• Pause and Flight Freeze the Simulator
• Monitor Radio Communications
• Set Failures/Malfunctions
• On-screen and Printable Flight-Path Map to observe aircraft horizontal and vertical profile,
including load and save functions.
• Aircraft traffic control;
• QTG Testing

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14. Other Features

Other Optional Features

• Circuit Breaker Panels


• Integrated Systems Diagrams/Schematics Software
• GoPro Camera and Recording System

15. Regulatory Certification


The Airbus A320 PS4.5 FSTD meets the following certification levels:*

• FAA Part 60:


Flight Training Device - FTD Level 4 / 5 / 6

• EASA CS-FSTD(A):
Flight Training Device - FTD 1 / 2
Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer - FNPT II MCC

• ICAO Doc 9625:


Type IV / V

• CASA Part 61:


MCC (Multi-Crew Cooperation)

*May require specific optional features dependant on certification level sought

16. Electrical Compliance


The device has been certified to meet the required electrical compliance standards.

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