MPS Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Standard and Advanced simulators

The MPS B737 and A320 simulators have been developed for all professional pilot licences, including MPL (which contains a much greater proportion of simulator-based training).

MPS B737 and A320 simulators are JAR/EASA certified by the Dutch Aviation Authority upon leaving the MPS factory in order to facilitate equivalent certification by other Aviation Authorities.

Note that FAA certification standards, although using a different nomenclature system, are similar to EASA/JAR.
Various levels of certification are available:

MPS B737 Standard

EASA/JAR FSTD A, (FNPT II), MCC,
FAA Level 4
Boeing B737-800W (CFM-56 27K)
Direct Projection 200/40 degree Visuals

The MPS B737 Standard is used for:

  • MCC
  • MPL
  • IR training
  • Proficiency test

MPS B737 Advanced

EASA/JAR FSTD A, FTD1/2
FAA Level 5 / 6 (subject to Boeing license)
Boeing B737-800W (CFM56-7B27)
Collimated 200/40 Level-D Visual

The MPS B737 Advanced is used for:

  • MCC
  • MPL
  • IR training
  • Proficiency test
  • Type Rating (approx 50%)

MPS A320 Standard.

EASA/JAR FSTD A, (FNPT II), MCC,
FAA Level 5
Airbus A320 (CFM-56-5B)
Direct Projection 200/40 degree Visuals.

The MPS A320 Standard is used for:

  • MCC
  • MPL
  • IR training
  • Proficiency test

MPS A320 Advanced

EASA/JAR FSTD A, FTD1/2
FAA Level 6
Airbus A320 (CFM-56-5B)
Collimated 200/40 Level-D Visual

The MPS A320 Advanced is used for:

  • MCC
  • MPL
  • IR training
  • Proficiency test
  • Type Rating (approx 50%)

Important note

Successive publications from EASA/JAR have identified some ambiguities in the criteria used to qualify FSTDs for given phases of flight training for the MPL.

It has therefore been decided to review these requirements from time to time in the light of feedback received from MPL courses, (refer to AIC W064/2010).

This may lead to changes or amendments to the qualification approvals for FSTDs. It might for instance mean that a device is granted increased qualification and further credits toward training for the MPL

MPS devices are particularly well placed to benefit from such reassessment because they possess features and capabilities far in excess of the minimum required for their current qualification (Level D visuals for example).

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