FSTD Operator Regulation Training Course – 2 Days


The introduction of Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 saw the transfer of FSTD requirements from the former JAR system to the Implementing Rules of Regulation (EC) 216/2008.

This course was developed to assist those FSTD Operators who are transitioning from the old JAR requirements as well as those for whom FSTD requirements are a new subject. This course could also be used as an introduction to the requirements for those considering the purchase of an FSTD or the introduction of additional devices.

Who is the Course for?

The course is for individuals or organizations involved in operating Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs). FSTDs are advanced simulators used for pilot training and proficiency checks. The course is often targeted toward FSTD operators, instructors, maintenance personnel, and other relevant staff members.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

This training course ensures compliance with regulations, promotes safety, optimizes simulator performance, improves maintenance practices, and enhances instructor capabilities. These benefits contribute to the effectiveness and reliability of FSTD operations, leading to better pilot training outcomes and a safer aviation industry.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

  • ICAO Annex I and Doc 9625 – FSTD Operator requirements
  • Requirements for FSTD and Compliance Monitoring Systems in Annex III to Regulation (EC)
  • Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 with relevance for FSTD Operators and operations
  • Related regulations including the relationship with CS-FSTD
  • Related AMC and Guidance Materials
  • Relationship with other Regs. incl. FAR Part 60

In addition, the course includes an examination of the Compliance Monitoring requirements placed upon FSTD Operators and a detailed look at the significant differences between compliance monitoring for FSTDs compared with compliance monitoring in other areas of aviation.

Target Groups

This course is aimed at:
– Authority Inspectors
– FSTD Operators
– Compliance Managers from FSTD Operators and ATOs
– Compliance auditors
– FSTD Evaluators (objective, function, and subjective)
– Safety Managers
– FSTD Manufacturers’ personnel


It is beneficial for participants to have at least a familiarity with FSTD operations and/or management systems in AOCs or ATOs however neither is essential. This course is complimentary to the EASA Consultants Aircrew Regulation Training Course which gives a broader overview of the whole of Regulation 1178/2011.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, it is anticipated that participants with average aptitude will have sufficient knowledge to undertake activities in the management or oversight of FSTD operations.


This course runs for 3 days when combined with an EU Flight Crew Regulation Training Course or 2 days as a stand-alone course.

Each training day starts at 09.00 and finishes at 17.00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email team@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806.

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