PACSIM launches new range of FTD’s
New Zealand based, Pacific Simulators (PacSim) are proud to announce the launch of their new
range of generic and FAA and EASA certified Flight Training Devices. (FTD’s).
Whilst the world has been in turmoil and lockdown with the shock of Covid-19, the team at
PacSim have been busy working on the development, and now release, of their ‘Next Generation’
of simulators and technology. The new FTD’s are spacious, functional, and sleek.
The new range of PacSim FTD’s are available in several different levels including open, semienclosed
and fully enclosed models. They are also available in generic or certified configuration
for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 versions. This is particularly useful for smaller flight schools
looking for an entry-level airline bridging product right through to airlines and airline training
Director of Operations, Russell Hubber spearheaded the project over the last 18 months, “We
decided we would build a device that hit the mark on several fronts. The certification criteria for
FAA, EASA and ICAO was obviously the most critical, which has now been satisfied by our new
high-level avionics’ software. But surprisingly, when we talked to many of our existing and
prospective clients about what they were looking for in an FTD, whilst functionality was
important, the look of the product was just as important”.
“Our Next Gen PS4.5 has a large Instructor Station which we manufactured with input from the
people who use it the most; the FSI’s (Flight Simulator Instructors). By also drawing from various
design studios and emulating the look of contemporary full flight simulators, I believe we now
have the best looking FTD on the market”.