FMS Desktop Trainer Information

Flight Management System (FMS) familiarization, driven by the aircraft’s actual avionics software, supported by the original avionics supplier – Rockwell Collins.

Today’s integrated avionics suites give pilots unprecedented information and situational awareness. The challenge is to keep flight crews current and familiar with the highly sophisticated system to allow them to take full advantage of it without increasing pilot workload.

An effective solution is the Avionics FMS desktop trainer from Rockwell Collins. It uses the same software that is used in the aircraft FMS and display systems. The software has been re-hosted to run in a Windows® desktop computer environment.

Through this desktop reuse of actual aircraft software, your pilots can learn new equipment faster and more effectively, without developing negative habits.

It’s a simple way to enhance aircraft operation safety.

But the Avionics FMS desktop trainer also saves time and money.


Pilots can use the trainer’s simulated avionics tool for flight pre-planning on their laptop computers. They can save a flight plan on a USB drive and then download it into the aircraft’s Rockwell Collins FMS. This eliminates the time it would take for the pilot to manually enter a flight plan into the FMS while the aircraft is being powered by the generator or auxiliary power unit.

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Pilots can practice with new Rockwell Collins avionics at their own pace
  • Aircraft-specific products reduce negative habit formation
  • All versions of the Avionics FMS desktop trainer run on Windows 7-based computers
  • Enables pre-loading of flight plans, saving time and money

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Looks and operates like the aircraft software, providing 100 percent training fidelity
  • Provides virtual optical Control Display Unit (CDU) and Multifunction Display (MFD) formats
  • Rockwell Collins Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) sets are also available

 

THE TRAINING CONTINUUM
We provide an array of training solutions to ensure that our customers get the greatest benefits from their avionics systems. Our training portfolio includes instructor-led and web-based training, to procedure trainers through full-motion flight training devices.

 

THE IDEAL FMS TRAINING TOOL
A state-of-the-art FMS is one of the most powerful and vitally important components of a modern cockpit. In today’s crowded airspace, it is critical that pilots can accurately interpret and respond to all the information that the avionics system is communicating to them.

It starts by entering a flight plan and performance data to get the most out of the aircraft’s systems. The Avionics FMS desktop trainer enables the pilot to go through the phases of flight, including navigation, V-speeds, engaging the Flight Director and autopilot functions. The Avionics FMS desktop trainer provides virtual avionics features of all the control panels, displays and non-avionics controls such as throttles. Pilots can practice and master all cockpit tasks.

To confirm their data entries, pilots can run a simulation that shows them the flight from takeoff to touchdown.

 

TRAIN LIKE YOU FLY
Because the Avionics FMS desktop trainer is aircraft specific, the software package you buy is the same as the equipment you have in your aircraft. This greatly enhances the training experience. We offer a desktop solution for Pro Line Fusion®, Pro Line 21™ and Pro Line 4™ avionics suites. Rockwell Collins IFIS simulation is also available on some models.


The Rockwell Collins Avionics FMS desktop trainer is available for the following aircraft types:

MADE BY THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE AVIONICS
It’s a highly cost-effective solution that enables pilots to virtually train on the software they will use on the aircraft. Pilots can master the skills and knowledge they need to safely and efficiently operate in today’s air traffic control environment.

 

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OPTIONS
Enhanced Avionics FMS desktop trainer – includes all the functions of the standard version, plus:
Touch-screen graphical user interface (GUI)
ILS/VOR navigation-to-navigation transfer
High-performance computer and two touch-screen monitors
Aircraft reposition GUI

Option to add physical avionics hardware such as a CDU, RTU, AFD, MKP or CCP integrated with FMS

Basic Desktop Trainer

Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 and Pro Line Fusion
Desktop Trainer Functionality
Avionics Training
Includes Actual Avionics Software
Pilot Side Displays
IFIS (Integrated Flight Information System)
Communication Radio Operations Procedures
Simplified Aerodynamic Flight Model (Zero Angle of Attack)
 
FMS (Flight Management System) Training
FMS Familiarization
Navigation Database Upgrade Capable
Flight Plan Load
Export Flight Plan to be Imported onto Aircraft
Pre-Flight  Avionics Procedures
System Flight Planning Procedures
Departure Procedures
Enroute Procedures
Arrival Procedures
Approach Procedures
Search Patterns
 
Instrument  Approaches
FMS (Flight Management System) Precision Approach
GPS (Global Positioning System) Non-Precision Approach
VNAV (Vertical Navigation) Approach
LNAV (Lateral Navigation) Approach

Enhanced Desktop Trainer

Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 and Pro Line Fusion
Enhanced Desktop Trainer Functionality Options
Avionics Training
Includes Actual Avionics Software
Pilot Side Displays
Pilot and Co-Pilot Side Displays
IFIS (Integrated Flight Information System)
Communication Radio Operations Procedures
Simplified Aerodynamic Flight Model (Zero Angle of Attack)
 
FMS (Flight Management System) Training
FMS Familiarization
Navigation Database Upgrade Capable
Flight Plan Load
Export Flight Plan to be Imported onto Aircraft
Pre-Flight  Avionics Procedures
System Flight Planning Procedures
Departure Procedures
Enroute Procedures
Arrival Procedures
Approach Procedures
Search Patterns
 
Instrument  Approaches
FMS (Flight Management System) Precision Approach
GPS (Global Positioning System) Non-Precision Approach
VNAV (Vertical Navigation) Approach
LNAV (Lateral Navigation) Approach
ILS (Instrument Landing System) Precision Approach
VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Radio) Non-Precision Approach
NDB (Non-Directional Beacon) Non-Precision Approach
Automatic Navigation source switching from FMS to NAV sensor (Nav to Nav Hand Off)
 
Hardware and User Interface
Includes Computer Hardware as needed (PC, Video, Router, Laptop)
Touchscreen Monitor Interface
Enhanced Graphical User Interface for knob rotation, buttons, throttle
 
Instructor Operator Station
Basic Reposition aircraft using latitude, longitude, heading, and altitude

Training Contacts

U.S.A.
Rockwell Collins Avionics Learning Center 

Mail Station 153-120
400 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52498 U.S.A.
Registrar Fax: 319.295.1542
Registrar Phone: 319.295.4672
Email

In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) Learning Center
Mail Station: 518-100
1833 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606 U.S.A.
Registrar Fax: 319.295.1542
Registrar Phone: 319-295-4672
Email

France
Rockwell Collins Toulouse Learning Center 
Mail Station 726-100
6 Avenue Didier Daurat
B.P. No. 20008
31701 Blagnac, Cedex France
Fax: + 33 5 61 71 78 87
Phone: + 33 5 61 71 78 10
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Asia Pacific
Registrar Fax: +1.319.295.1542
Registrar Phone: +1.319-295-4672
Email