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Diamond Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD)

As aviation pioneers we are used going beyond the expected and have taken flight training to the next level. Only Diamond Aircraft offers a complete line-up of type-specific flight training simulators. Operators and students alike benefit from economical practice time, including honing skills for emergency situations that can be scheduled irrespective of weather conditions. Built with real avionics, high-end visuals and sophisticated instructor operating stations, our Simulators increase safety, efficiency and effectiveness plus offer a cleaner, greener way to train.

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Thank You, Diamond Simulation!
We run a very busy schedule at CTC Training UK and both our FNPTII have performed impeccably, logging a total of 22.000 hrs of training details and delivered a 98% serviceability record since August 2008.
To maintain this high level of usage would not be possible without the tremendous back-up facility your service advisors deliver.
Diamond Simulation was the correct choice for CTC training UK. Drew Guyat Simulator Manager, Bournemouth, UK


The IOS - designed for pleasant and efficient work environment for instructors

The FSTD is equipped with an IOS cabin including two 19” touch screen monitors and a laser printer. The IOS cabin is enclosed on all sides with a sliding door at the rear end. It includes a desk and book shelves at the right (standard) or left side and dimmable ceiling lights.

A highly recommended option is the flight instructor workstation (FIWS) which is a small desk just behind the crew seats. It allows the instructor to operate from a position directly behind the pilots while having a good view into the cockpit and full control over the simulation. The FIWS is equipped with two touch screen monitors on swivel arms and a retractable keyboard.


IOS Software

The comprehensive IOS software provides the flight instructor the same capabilities as he normally would find in a full flight simulator - no more small icons, no more small buttons to click on with the mouse, but a self- explanatory touch screen system with logical system pages that can be operated intuitively.

Image Generator

The Diamond FSTD comes with the GLOBAL CANVAS image generator (IG). The worldwide resolution of the satellite pictures is 15m per pixel. The image generator can render terrain textures with a resolution of up to 5cm per pixel.

The IG features two-cloud-levels and realistic cumulus clouds. It also includes weather phenomena, such as wind (movement of windsocks), rain, snowfall, and lightning. The standard database includes worldwide satellite image coverage (15m resolution) and worldwide generic representation of airports with “hard” runways.

The image generator contains generic models of all airports with published IFR approaches (Jeppesen ARINC 424 database). Custom airport models can be created on request.


The following display solutions are available:

Cylindrical Screen 200°x35°

Spherical Screen 220°x45°




Conversion Kit for DA42 and DA40. The entire instrument panel is interchangeable between the different configuration and automatic detection of the hardware will load the correspondent simulation software.

The configuration change can be performed within 15 min.

Most National Aviation Authorities will grant full credits for both single-engine and multi-engine IR training.


Flight Instructor Work Station for IOS cabin. This included two touch screen monitors on swivel arms and a retractable keyboard.


The uninterrupted power supply protects your FSTD from occasional power surges and allows a safe shut down of the system in case of prolonged power cuts.

DSIM-DE-ICE (DA42 only)

The TKS anti ice system of the DA42 is fitted to the simulator which includes the original De-Ice panel and the simulation of the system.


Original Garmin GFC 700 integrated in MFD or Replica of Bendix King KAP140.

Aural alerts and all operating modes are simulated.


Custom airport models can be created. This includes high resolution satellite images and exact replication of airport layout. Pricing will depend on airport size and level of detail.


Develop your own flight model and test the effect of different parameters on your simulation using Matlab/Simulink (not included).


The competent partner at your side


GTS – Global Technical Services is your single point of contact for Field Services and After Sales Support of your Diamond FSTD.

The Global Technical Services Department (GTS) helps FSTD operators to navigate the wide range of customer services that the Business Unit Simulation of Diamond Aircraft Industries has designed for you.

The GTS department bases its foundations on the long-lasting experience of DAI in the General Aviation Market. The GTS Team and GTS Contact Centre are located in the Diamond Terminal in Egelsbach (EDFE), Germany a short drive from Frankfurt International Airport.

For technical support please contact gts@diamond-air.at or visit our Diamond Simulation Support Portal: http://simulation-support.diamond-air.at





When the hardware is assembled and the software is installed Diamond Aircraft will thoroughly test all components of the FSTD. After the internal test DAI invites the customer for the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) which will be performed at the DAI Factory in Austria.


After customer acceptance the FSTD will be prepared and packed in special crates for safe shipment. With the installation and delivery service the device will be sent to the final destination. The GTS Team will travel to the customer’s premises and install the device in the simulator room which has been prepared by the customer according to DAI’s documentation (Annex 2).


Disassembly, transportation and installation at new location. Full maintenance check and recurrent QTG check as well as support for requalification after relocation with the national aviation authority.


Minimize your downtime with our maintenance training. We help you in the formation of your simulator engineers. With modern and effective teaching methods as well as a valid simulator maintenance manual designed as an aircraft manual your personnel will be able to operate the system in normal operation and troubleshoot the most common failure mode with the BASIC TRAINING and fix the least predictable with the ADVANCED TRAINING.


We train you to set up your training session, selecting malfunctions, set the weather and all the rest. With our immediate trouble shooting training no session will be interrupted!


To run the automatic QTG it’s easy but could you perform all test manually? With our QTG training we provide the skills to run, evaluate and present the QTG recurrent check to the National Aviation Authority.


Over telephone, e-mail or during our Field Service we identify your needs and address your issues. Check out or GTS price list for more details.


Our FSTDs are designed to last. The extensive use of commercial-off-the-shelf items minimize the downtime and simplify the most common maintenance tasks. Our recommended spare part listing complies with ARINC 434 guidelines and provides you the information to define your stock of simulator parts.


One year or more, with the maintenance contract you have access to free remote support, up to 50% discount on field services and the guarantee to bring back your device into service, any time, any fault should occur. For more details check out our Maintenance Contract.


The FSTD is delivered with the Qualification Test Guide (QTG) containing all information required for qualification in accordance to the respective national requirements and regulations. The QTG contains several tests (objective tests, subjective and function tests) which describe the simulator’s functionalities and behaviour in detail and allow comparison of the simulator’s characteristics with the respective reference data.

The IOS features an Automatic QTG recording tool which allows automatic creation of test reports in pdf format.

MQTG and e-QTG

Our engineers will prepare the master qualification test guide including the statement of compliance section that you will submit to the national aviation authority. With the e-QTG you have access to a 1 hour self executing QTG, your recurrent is only a few clicks away.


We support you during the initial qualification of your FSTD with the authority.

During this important phase our Lead Engineer will answer all technical questions concerning subjective and objective testing, provide explanations and rectify all findings straight away.

Diamond FSTDs comply with regulations from EASA, FAA and all major aviation authorities worldwide.

Your simulator can be qualified as FTD Level 5 or Level 6 FAA 14 CFR Part 60 and as FNPT II according to EASA CS-FSTD(A).

We support you anytime and guide you through the necessary steps!

Technical Specifications

Flight Simulator Facts & Figures

Dimensions / mass / loading


Minimum FSTD room dimensions

6 m x  5,5 m x 3 m

19,68 ft x 18,04 ft x 9,84 ft
FSTD Cockpit dimensions 2 m x 1,20 m x 1,65 m

6,54 ft x 3,93 ft x 5,41 ft