Software Engineer (m/f/d) ELITE Simulation Solutions is a global provider of a wide range of fixed- and rotary-wing aviation training devices and associated software. We develop, build, sell, and support EASA, FAA, CASA, ANAC and DGCA approved flight training devices and offer customized products to both private and government entities. Our trademarks are quality, innovation, and excellent customer service. Our vision is the advancement of pilot proficiency, safety, and confidence. If you are motivated, innovative, and committed to deliver your best while working on cutting-edge simulation and graphics technology in an international, multidisciplinary and collaborative team, then this position might be an incredible fit for you. Your Responsibilities: Develop and support our software modules and their associated interfaces, which drive elements such as 3D visualization graphics, simulated instruments, flight dynamics, and many more. Contribute to the integration of third-party software to provide a customized, simulated flight experience. Work in a multidisciplinary environment, while learning about and understanding customer needs. Required profile: Strong programming skills in C++, C, and as well as familiarity with current standards. Experience or familiarity with communication protocols (e.g. TCP, UDP, CAN bus) Passion for aviation and/or flight simulation. English communication skills. Non-exclusive experience (ideal/bonus to have,...Read More
As the first PC-based flight simulation providers, ELITE Simulation Solutions AG has enjoyed a fascinating history over the past 35 years since its launch. With our expert, Rene Huddlestone, who proudly represents ELITE for over 26 years we’ve outlined how this swiss-based, the family business has grown into one of the leaders in the aviation simulation market. The Beginning ELITE Simulation Solutions AG was founded by a group of experts in the field of computer simulation, who saw the potential for using simulations to model complex systems and help organizations make more informed decisions. From its earliest days, the company focused on developing advanced software tools and services that could help customers in a variety of industries leverage the power of simulation. ELITE’s story begins in 1987 when Thomas Bolli, at the time Swissair Captain and later the head of Lufthansa Aviation Training Switzerland – SWISS, Joerg Rickli who is still the co-owner to date and Professor Dr. Marti, former Professor of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology opened their first office in Zurich, Switzerland. The three of them founded the company, calling their newest venture: Initiative Computing AG. The first product was called ELITE which stood for Electronic Instrument Training Environment in 1995 inspired the...Read More
Aviation safety increased through the use of flight simulators Introduction Flight simulators are a great tool for learning how to fly professionally and safely. In a persuasive tone: As you may already be aware, aviation is one of the most heavily regulated industries in existence. This isn’t just because it’s inherently dangerous—it’s also because aviation safety has increased through the use of flight simulators. In fact, simulator training allows pilots to practice in a safe environment before they fly in real conditions. This means that by using a simulator before you get into an aircraft, you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes without endangering yourself or anyone else on board! And as an added bonus? Simulator training can actually help increase your chances for success after graduation – so if this sounds like something that interests you then read on! Aircraft simulators provide the ideal environment for pilots to improve their skills and become more effective, increasing aviation safety. Aircraft simulators are used to train pilots, test pilots and train and test pilots. When a pilot wishes to become certified as an airline pilot, they must pass a safety check in order to be allowed on the plane. They...Read More
Which type of Fix-Wing Simulator do I need? Here is a guide made especially for you to help you choose the best suitable simulator matching your needs and requirements. Flight simulators have assimilated a huge amount of interest in the past years and have proven to be worthy investments in flight training organizations. During the pandemic years, as many planes were grounded, flight simulators were regarded as “safe working zones” for both students and instructors. A simulator is nowadays considered a “must have” for a FTO (Flight Training Organization). Potential new students will almost always opt for the school that runs a simulator, so you are at the right place here. Beneath you will find concise and necessary pieces of information for each simulator type to help you purchase the “perfect match”! AATD Terminology: (AATD) Advanced Aviation Training Device An AATD will help you with following aviation licence requirements: General familiarization into general piloting concepts 5 Hrs towards the Private pilot’s licence As much as 20 Hrs towards the Instrument licence And even as much as 50 Hrs torwards the Commercial pilot’s licence Maintain necessary currency checks Let’s look in detail at the maximum credits available: FAA APPROVED ADVANCED ATD...Read More
The diverse and important impact of (flight) simulators in the fields of research, ATC training and other non-aeronautical fields by Aviation Journalist Stephan Mark Stirnimann For 30+ years ELITE has provided devices for flight schools worldwide with a lasting impact and a proven success story. The benefits of our world-renowned simulators for flight schools and other flight training or operating organizations are clear to both students and professional pilots. That is why we are the top address when finding a tailor-made simulator – built to satisfy the customer. So let us focus in this article on the role a simulator has in other fields of research such as at Universities (A) and higher education institutions, as well as the Air Traffic Control (B) departments and even the combination of «medicine with machine» using simulators as a therapeutic way (C) to cure human illnesses, including traumatic phobias. Simulators and their increasing role in Universities and other educational institutions (A) Undergraduate and postgraduate Aeronautics and Astronautics students are being trained to observe the important role of aircraft design and its influence on handling of an aircraft. Most Universities set the focus in the first year of the degree on design,...Read More
In a World that benefits from practical experience, when it comes to air safety, time spent training in uncomfortable situations is the only way to step up from novice level into being taken seriously up in the air. Within the safety net of a simulator, students have the ability to prepare for the conditions of a flight; the view, the motion, and the controls, making for a risk-free environment in which a beginner pilot can learn, and excel. Through mimicking the ‘real life flight’ feeling, we eradicate risk and we create financially viable options for our next generation of flight leaders! The benefits of incorporating flight simulation training into your early stage development is for us a no-brainer. Here’s why: Safety Novices who learn to fly in a simulator are granted the opportunity to learn standard aviation procedures in a safe environment. Simulators give students the chance to learn and experiment with aircraft controls and flight methods from the safety of being on the ground. There are numerous steps to learn the various flight maneuvers needed to take the next steps in your flying career. We propose-limit the risk and perfect the basics first. Doing that on the ground alleviates...Read More
Zurich, 19/12/2022 South East Technological University (SETU) in Ireland reaches “new heights” as it welcomes the Garmin G1000 flight simulator ELITE Flight Simulation Solutions has recently sold a brand-new Garmin G1000 flight simulator to Irelands prestigious South East Technological University (SETU). SETU offers exceptional learning and collaboration platforms, with the aim of transforming the ambitions of learners, researchers and businesses across Ireland and beyond. The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has a proud history of achievement over the past 40 years and was even awarded the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Aviation Academic Education Award. This is exciting news for Irish and international students from the Centre of Aerospace Engineering. “SETU is the only technological university in Ireland to have a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit flight simulator”, said Dr Gerard Gibbs, program director of the Aerospace Engineering course. He believes the custom-built Garmin G1000 flight simulator will be of great benefit to the university. “The addition of the flight simulator will transform the teaching experience for both staff and students”, Dr. Gibbs added. While SETU offers a multitude of fascinating career paths to graduates within the flight industry – such as avionics engineering, mechanical systems engineering, navigation/system test engineering,...Read More
Lien vers l’article: https://www.journal-aviation.com/actualites/46837-elite-simulation-solutions-boutique-hotel-du-simulateur-elargit-son-offre La société suisse ELITE Simulation Solutions, basée à Zürich, conçoit, développe, produit et vend des simulateurs de vol certifiés EASA et FAA depuis 1987. Avec un catalogue de près d’une vingtaine de modèles d’avions et d’hélicoptères, ELITE est en s’adapte aux besoins d’écoles de pilotage et de centres de formation, comme d’industriels ou de compagnies aériennes. ELITE gère en interne la conception, la production mais également le développement de software pour les modèles de vol et les fonctionnalités de ses simulateurs. Ainsi, après avoir lancé son simulateur type A320 et un S311 générique convertible il y a quelques mois, ELITE s’apprête à proposer un simulateur pour former les futurs pilotes d’Airbus H125. Le simulateur de pilotage de H125 sera certifié FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer). Il représente donc un système proche du véritable appareil, permettant de s’entrainer aux procédures et au vol aux instruments dans un environnement immersif. C’est une réplique des systèmes d’Airbus, avec autopilote, NAV 1 COMM, DME…, englobé par un visuel HD sur 200° et un poste instructeur. Comme pour l’ensemble de sa gamme de produits, Elite Simulation Solutions garantit sa certification à ses clients, promesse qui plaît à ses clients...Read More
S311 FNPT II Eco-Flyer sold to Hub’ Air Aviation Academy for its base located in the South of France Hub’ Air Aviation Academy, renowned for its outstanding flight Students program has placed an order for its first ELITE flight simulator device to be delivered and installed at the base in Avignon, in the South of France. The ELITE Evolution S311 FNPT II Eco-Flyer not only saves the Flight Training Organization (FTO) a lot of money, but also a lot of precious space, since its dimensions only measure 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 meters. Needless to say, its “ecological footprint” is far smaller. Francois Brocart, accountable manager at Hub’ Air, is looking forward to operating the new S311 FNPT II ELITE Eco-Flyer and says: «We have searched a long time for a reliable, strong, robust and yet small and very affordable FNPT II to use for our IR training. ELITE has provided us with the necessary package that allows us in turn, to provide high quality training in a very user-friendly way and at reduced costs for our students.” René Huddlestone, Director of Sales & Marketing at ELITE, makes it clear, that the features of the S311 FNPT...Read More
Zurich, Switzerland ELITE Simulation Solutions and ProSim Training Solutions agree on a new A320 type representative FNPT II MCC partnership A powerful collaboration has been established between the two key players in the flight simulator world. ELITE, as a world class simulator manufacturer and ProSim with its unmatched software technology have decided to become partners on the A320 type representative simulation device FNPT II MCC based “on the best of both worlds”, as ELITE Marketing & Sales Director René Huddlestone explains. “These are good times for Airlines, ATO’s, flight schools and universities, as well as simulator centers, because this combined product of ELITE and ProSim is now the most sophisticated A320 type representative simulation device on the market. As a “combo” from both companies, this will be THE reference point for A320 FNPT II and FTD customers world-wide.” Hanne Koole, CEO of ProSim Solutions, says: “We are excited to work with ELITE to provide Swiss Quality Simulators equipped with ProSim software to the flight school market, in which they are one of the global leaders. Moreover, by supplying jet airliner simulators, this will provide an opportunity also for ATOs and airlines to benefit from ELITE’s portfolio of products...Read More
Zurich, Switzerland 17/10/2022 Celebrating a long-standing relationship between ELITE and AVIACOM in India Aviacom has been specializing for 15 years in the fields of aircraft and flight simulator sales, their installation and maintenance support on the Indian subcontinent. Its main customers are civilian and military (air force) operators. The highly qualified specialists at Aviacom are available 24×7 to help customers with advice and technical assistance. Captain Sanjay Kumar, Managing Director at Aviacom puts the business story into words: ‘With innovation in the heart of our company culture, we pioneered the flight simulators in 2007 and became the first company in India to introduce glass cockpit trainer aircraft and flight simulators. Since then, we have been on a successful business journey, creating a future through our best machines for both civil and air force pilots.” At around the same time in 2007 ELITE decided to appoint Aviacom as its sole dealer in India. This business relationship has since then thrived and led to success for both pioneering companies. René Huddlestone, sales manager, is extremely happy and says: „We’ve been delighted to work with Aviacom over the last 15 years and are looking forward to many more productive years ahead...Read More
Zurich, Switzerland 04/10/2022 Novation Academy to be the first ELITE customer in Cambodia Novation Academy, based in Phnom Penh, the busy capital of Cambodia, has recently secured itself a versatile ELITE PI-1000 Professional Flight Training Device. Novation Academy is the first Approved Training Organization (ATO) to offer Commercial Pilot (CPL) and Private Pilot (PPL) training in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Situated in the Central Business District with modern facilities and outstanding resources, Novation Academy offers the opportunity to learn to fly in one of the most advanced flight training academies in South East Asia. Novation Academy was founded by its CEO, Kirill Bratchenko, an IT expert and aviation enthusiast, who has been in Cambodia for 15 years and by his Head of Training / Chief Flight Instructor, Eugene Zakharankau, with 8000 hours total flight time / 6500 hrs as Flight Instructor. The Company’s mission is to become the best Aviation Academy in South East Asia and its aim is to train pilots of the future. “Aviation and innovation” are the two concepts that Novation Academy stands for. By 2025, Novation Academy aims to gain international recognition and reach maximum compliance whilst training 75 to 100 students annually. Kirill Bratchenko is delighted...Read More
Elite, fournisseur de simulateurs de vol certifiés depuis 1987. ELITE (Electronic IFR Training Environment) Simulation Solutions est une société suisse produisant des simulateurs de vol certifiés EASA et FAA depuis 1987. Ainsi, ce ne sont pas moins de 51 pays qui en sont dotés. Nous sommes allés à la rencontre de René Huddleston, directeur Marketing et Ventes au sein d’ELITE Simulation Solutions, afin qu’il nous parle de leurs nouveautés. Pouvez-vous nous présenter ELITE en quelques mots? ELITE Simulation Solutions a été créée en 1987 près de Zürich en Suisse, elle est spécialisée dans la production de simulateurs de vol certifiés EASA, FAA, CASA et DGCA (respectivement autorités de sécurité aérienne européenne, américaine, australienne et indienne). Nous sommes l’une des plus anciennes sociétés dans le domaine et disposons d’une expertise très large dans le domaine de la simulation de vol. Nous avons en effet vendu plus de 450 simulateurs de vol certifiés dans 51 pays. Aussi, nous avons une filiale aux USA, non loin d’Orlando en Floride, et des revendeurs dans une dizaine de pays dont l’Australie, le Royaume-Uni et l’Inde. Quelle est la différence entre les simulateurs de vol ELITE et ceux de la concurrence ? Outre la qualité suisse...Read More
Have a look at the latest article about our DA42 FNPT II Simulator. ELITE presenta su simulador Diamond DA42, calidad suiza para el entrenamiento de vuelo ELITE Simulation Solutions se fundó en 1987 cerca de Zúrich (Suiza) y está especializada en la fabricación de simuladores de vuelo certificados por EASA, la FAA, CASA y la DGCA (autoridades de seguridad aérea europeas, estadounidenses, australianas e indias, respectivamente). Somos una de las empresas más antiguas del sector y contamos con una amplia experiencia en el campo de la simulación de vuelo. Hemos vendido más de 450 simuladores de vuelo certificados en 51 países. También tenemos una filial en Florida, y revendedores en diez países, entre ellos Australia, el Reino Unido y la India. Nos gustaría presentarles nuestro último simulador tipo Diamond DA42, con una relación calidad-precio inmejorable, para las escuelas de vuelo que forman a sus alumnos en este tipo de aviones. Concebido pensando en el ROI de nuestros clientes, lo vendemos con una certificación FNPT II garantizada para todos nuestros clientes. Nuestro ELITE S823 FNPT II FSTD está basado en un Diamond DA-42. Está equipado como monoplaza, piloto automático y Garmin G1000® NXi original. Además, cuenta con muchos componentes diferentes réplica...Read More
ELITE announces the launch of the most cost-effective convertible FNPT II FSTD (Flight Simulator Training Device) on the market These are exciting times for Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) who are looking for cost-effective simulator solutions helping them to enhance their pilots training success without breaking the bank. ELITE has just announced its game-changing and most cost effective FNPT II Convertible FSTD ever seen on the market. The ELITE Evolution S311 Eco-Flyer FNPT II Convertible SEP / MEP training device brings the whole spectrum of benefits from a world-renowned simulator producer. The FNPT II certification level provides Flight Schools with the exact same advantage in number of training hours as any other simulator similarly certified simulator, but at a fraction of the cost. The ELITE Evolution S311 Eco-Flyer FNPT II Convertible SEP / MEP is a single seat, original Garmin GTN 650, analogue, or generic glass cockpit (or both) equipped Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). It comes with a smaller «footprint» and requires only 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 meters space. So, the new flight simulator not only saves customers a lot of money but also a lot of precious space. The three-channel curved screen creates a high definition (HD) visual environment that simulates frontal and side window visual effects utilizing Lockheed Martin P3D...Read More
Advantages of a certified flight simulator It is more affordable and environmentally clean The absolute best investment in pilot training is the purchase and use of a flight simulator. It is much more affordable than burning fuel in the air, paying for expensive maintenance, or having to sign a contract for a huge sum for insurance. And you don’t even need your own airfield! Practice all emergencies in any weather condition (which your instructor decides to “throw” you in) and every flight will end safely. It is the safest way to learn to fly Statistics show that a very high number of accidents happen during flight training. So why not invest now into a flight simulator where all operations are “safe and sound”? Our flight simulators give students the chance to experiment with all the controls and at the same time enhance their flight methods and maneuvers. Unexpected and challenging situations, which students are likely to face in the air can be encountered within the “safety net” of a flight simulator. Navigation in the flight simulator is the key to success Navigation is a skill that needs intense training and good preparation. So why not prepare your first solo navigation...Read More
PRESS RELEASE Zürich, 17.05.2022 ELITE Kite 35 FTD 2 / FNPT II MCC – based on the GFD operated Learjet 35 ELITE Simulation Solutions AG, based in Zürich/Switzerland, was awarded a contract from German GFD GmbH to develop, manufacture and integrate an ELITE Kite 35 Flight Training Device. The ELITE Kite 35 will achieve the FTD 2 certification regarding EASA CS-FSTD (A) Issue 2, and on top, achieve EASA CS-FSTD (A) Issue 2 FNPT II MCC certification. The ELITE Kite 35 fully replicates the Bombardier Learjet 35 as it is operated by GFD GmbH from their MOB Hohn, close to Kiel in Germany. The FTD 2 is planned to enter into regular training operation in Hohn beginning 2023. As an option, GFD GmbH plans to upgrade their Kite 35 training device to FTD B level according to the new EASA CS-FSTD (A) Issue 3 certification level. About GFD GFD GmbH is a reliable and experienced service provider specialized in the fields of aviation and simulation. As a long-term partner, we provide cost-effective services for the German Armed Forces using state-of-the art technology. The large number of experienced former military pilots enable GFD to deliver training solutions tailored to the needs...Read More
ELITE has further developed it’s EHFCU (Elite Helicopter Flight Control Unit) to incorporate a motion platform. This newly developed device is used to teach students basic and advanced flight principles. The precise motion actuators are adjustable and therefore can be adapted to any helicopter model, encompassing the physics of each model individually. Combined with modern VR-Technology the immersion factor of course is extraordinary. Supported by ELITE’s renown high precision pedals, collective and cyclic, the pilot is completely immersed in the visual scenery and simulator in general. The use of this new simulator platform further maximizes the benefits for the students and contributes to further increasing all flight safety aspects. This new device will become available commercially within the next weeks and the first unit is now already in service at Blue Sky Aviation S.R.O in the Czech Republic. The new EFHCU Motion platform has recently been featured on Czech TV station CZECH TV CT24. You can view the video coverage from CZECH TV CT24 directly here:Read More
Elite Simulation Solutions, a world leader in the design and manufacture of flight simulation products, is pleased to announce another revolutionary, cost effective fixed-wing training device. Following the success of ELITE’s recently launched cost effective S311 Eco Flyer flight simulator, ELITE has now answered the demand of the market and further developed its best-selling S311 Eco Flyer Simulator to feature full E1000 glass cockpit instrumentation. Same as it’s brother the Elite evolution S311 E1000 Eco-Flyer is designed to replicate the function and performance of a multitude of single engine and multi engine aircraft on one simulator. The new Elite evolution S311 E1000 Eco-Flyer is an advanced aircraft training device which meets FAA AC 61-136B AATD and Australian CASA level b STD (FSD2) certification criteria, for which Elite claims the best benefit to cost ratio in the fixed wing training market. The S311 E1000 Eco-Flyer features the highest fidelity glass cockpit instrumentation available to date, and an external visual system with one or more large flat-screen displays, as well as a multifunctional instructor station. The intricate design and construction are strong and rigid, yet compact enough, which makes for quick and easy transport and integration into existing or new training sites and requiring a very...Read More
As a result of constant development our team of engineers at ELITE has carefully developed a solution in these hard-pressed times. To protect yourself and your students from any potential airborne viruses and other particles while performing flight training ELITE presents as per October 2020 it’s very own „State of the Art Corona Filter“. ELITE sales manager René Huddlestone is very pleased to announce this important piece of engineering art. “This innovative add-on will work for any simulator not just ELITE. In fact it could potentially also be installed on any other non-ELITE Simulator too – depending on space availability inside the cockpit Shell“, explains Mr René Huddlestone. The “Corona Filter” can be installed by your technician on-site or alternatively you can have ELITE install it for you and combine this with a free simulator check. The supplied HEPA filters certified for class H14 remove more than 99.995% of all fine suspended particles and can be used to filter viruses. HEPA stands for “high-efficiency particulate arresting”. As the name suggests, these filters are very good at pulling particles out of the air and holding onto them so that they can’t be recirculated. The fibers in a HEPA filter are designed...Read More
ELITE Simulation Solutions AG releases a software update for its popular ELITE Pilot XTS software package. The update to the ELITE Pilot XTS version 9.0.1P4 can be downloaded from our downloads page here, along with the installation instructions and release notes: http://www.flyelite.ch/en/knowledge-base/plug-ins-drivers The update requires ELITE Pilot XTS to be installed on your computer. This new update features full support for various new hardware devices such as the Honeycomb Yoke which incidentally can be purchased here from the ELITE online-shop, at a very competitive price: Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls Yoke & Switch Panel In addition, ELITE is offering 10 % discount on almost all of its hardware portfolio throughout the month of July 2020. Order now while stock supplies last!Read More
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