Equipment

Using the best to train the best

State-of-the-art technology

The aircraft fleet and simulators at FTEJerez have been carefully selected to ensure optimum training value is achieved on each training exercise.

FTEJerez has a large fleet of Piper aircraft with the classic analogue instrument panel design to ensure solid instrument flying skills are developed. Our cadets then progress to our fleet of DA 42 NG’s, equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit to ensure a smooth transition to flying a modern jet airliner.

The safety and quality of our fleet’s maintenance is taken care by our EASA 145 approved Aircraft Maintenance Centre, which is exclusively focused on FTE’s aircraft.

FTEJerez became the first pilot training school in Europe to incorporate the Mechtronix FFTX™ New Generation Boeing 737-800W. This simulator is used during all our integrated training programmes and for modular students wishing to complete their MCC/ JOC at FTEJerez.

Fleet

The aircraft fleet at FTEJerez have been carefully selected to ensure optimum training value is achieved on each training exercise. Our large fleet of Piper aircraft have identical cockpits and are all fitted with exactly the same avionics and flight instruments in the same layout, to ensure that no re-learning is required between sorties.

Technical Specifications Diamond DA42 Piper Seneca Piper Warrior Slingsby Firefly Robin Aircraft
Number in Fleet 5 4 20 1 1
Power 166 hp 220 hp 160 hp 160 hp 160 hp
Undercarriage Retractable Retractable Fixed Fixed Fixed
Number of Engines 2 2 1 1 1
Instrument Fit IFR Compliant IFR Compliant IFR Compliant VFR VFR
Seats 4 6 4 2 2

Our Diamond DA 42 NG’s are the latest addition to our training fleet. All 5 are equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit to ensure a smooth transition to flying a modern jet airliner. In addition our 20 Piper Warrior and 4 Piper Seneca aircraft have the classic analogue instrument panel design to ensure solid instrument flying skills. This becomes particularly relevant during IFR training: this is often how the flight displays will be configured as part of the airline selection process to check that the training foundations are solid.

Simulators

Simulator training is a major component of FTEJerez’s training programme. In early 2009 FTEJerez became the first pilot training school in Europe to incorporate the Mechtronix FFTX™ New Generation Boeing 737-800W. This simulator has received approval from the UK CAA as an FSTD A device, and is used to conduct MPL, MCC and JOC.

MechtronixMechtronix FFT XTM Boeing 737-800W NG

  • Collimated 200º x 40º visual system display.
  • 3 degree of freedom (DOF) seat cueing system provides motion effect for turbulence, touchdown bump, etc.

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Boeing 737

This high fidelity state-of-the-art device features collimated visuals and a seat actuation system that provides motion-cueing. In addition, the PA34 and DA42 devices are identical to our multi-engine aircraft, attracting maximum credits towards the Airline First Officer Programme and ensuring a smooth transition from the simulator to the aircraft.

In addition, a major asset is our on-campus EASA145 approved aircraft maintenance centre. This ensures that we determine and drive the safety and quality of our fleet maintenance. It also ensures that small problems are dealt with immediately and associated delays in flying training are avoided. FTEJerez also has its own approved examination centre for EASA examinations.

DiamondDiamond DA 42 NG FNPT2 Simulators

  • Global Canvas image generator (IG) with satellite pictures for terrain and Jeppesen ARINC 424 database for airports.
  • Garmin computers and devices are identical to our multi-engine aircraft.

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Garmin G1000

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