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Operational standards and requirements - approved synthetic trainers
New pilot licensing regulations came into effect on 1 September 2014. We are reviewing and updating all website content to make sure it reflects the new regulations. Please note the information on this page might be outdated. If you have any questions about the new licensing regulations please contact your local Aviation Safety Advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org for up to date advice.
These are the standards and requirements for the approval of synthetic trainers (FSD-2) used by Australian flight crew licence holders.
The director’s preface and the introduction below explains how the policy and processes in this manual should be used.
The revision history shows when sections were revised and updated.
- Chapters 1-7
- General specifications for each category of synthetic trainer
- Credits available
- Synthetic trainer operations manual
- Instructors and approved testing officers
- Approval of synthetic trainers
- Completing the certificate and schedules
- Chapter 8 Approved synthetic trainers
The complete manual for Operational Standards and Requirements-Approved Synthetic Trainers (FSD-2) version 1.5 can be viewed online.
CASR Part 60 - synthetic training devices
CASR Part 60 - synthetic training devices was developed to update, consolidate and replace current rules found in Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 45.0, and documents, FSD-1 and FSD-2, that define requirements for flight simulators and synthetic trainers.
Part 60 prescribes the rules for the manufacture, supply, and use of synthetic training devices (STDs), a term which covers a broader range of devices.