The iGATE is a technically advanced digital training system designed around the world-renowned ELITE IFR training software and the “smart” panel by ModWorks, Inc. The panel design was a result of a NASA sponsored scientific research study of human factors and optimum ergonomics for personal and professional use. The same panel is actually being used in many high performance aircraft today.iGATE is an acronym for “integrated General Aviation Training Environment.” It is integrated, meaning that all required digital devices, hardware components, and software interface as an integral part of one system. This is not a new concept older analog electromechanical trainers manufactured in the 70’s and 80’s were powered by a single electrical source.
The uniqueness is that iGATE trainers with their digital components combine several new technologies to provide a simulator with state-of-the-art flight dynamics for several types of aircraft, and other training capabilities at a single training station… a station that can be used on a desktop or used in an enclosed cockpit environment.