CESSNA 172 Analogue

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a single-engined, high-wing, four-seat aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. The Cessna 172 is the most produced aircraft in history and probably the world’s most popular flight training aircraft.

Early 172s were almost identical in appearance to the Cessna 170s, with the same fuselage shape and the same tall landing gear legs, although later versions had revised landing gear, a lowered rear deck and an aft window. Cessna advertised this added rear visibility as ‘Omnivision’. The definitive structure, developed by the mid 1970s, consisted of the tail still used today. The airframe has remained almost unchanged since then, with updates mainly affecting avionics and engine fittings, including (especially in 2005) the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit option. Production ended in the mid-1980s, but was resumed in 1996 with the Cessna 172R and Cessna 172SP models with 120 kW (160 hp) and 135 kW (180 hp), respectively.

The old Skyhawks were delivered with a Continental O-300 110 kW (145 hp) engine, while the later versions were equipped with Lycoming O-360 135 kW (180 hp) engines, although the O-320 110 or 120 kW versions are more common. In addition, there are a few units equipped with Franklin 164 kW (220 hp) engines.

CESSNA 172 G1000

The Cessna 172 G1000 is a four-seat, high-wing, single-engine aircraft. The Cessna 172 G1000, manufactured by the Cessna Aircraft Company, is one of the world’s most popular flight training aircraft due to its reliability and the fact that it can be easily adapted by pilots.

Early 172s were almost identical in appearance to the Cessna 170s, with the same fuselage shape and the same tall landing gear legs, although later versions had revised landing gear, a lowered rear deck and an aft window. Cessna advertised this added rear visibility as ‘Omnivision’. The definitive structure, developed by the mid 1970s, consisted of the tail still used today. The airframe has remained almost unchanged since then, with updates mainly affecting avionics and engine fittings, including (especially in 2005) the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit option. Production ended in the mid-1980s, but was resumed in 1996 with the Cessna 172R and Cessna 172SP models with 120 kW (160 hp) and 135 kW (180 hp), respectively.

Early versions were manufactured with a Continental O-300 110 kW (145 hp) engine, while later versions were equipped with Lycoming O-360 135 kW (180 hp) engines, although the O-320 110 or 120 kW versions are more common. In addition, there are a few units equipped with Franklin 164 kW (220 hp) engines.

PIPER PA-34 Seneca

The Piper PA-34 Seneca is an American twin-engine light aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft since 1971.

The Seneca was developed as a twin-engine version of the Piper Cherokee Six, with a prototype designated as the PA-32-3M. It was a Cherokee Six (normally equipped with a 300 hp Lycoming O-540 front engine) that had two wing-mounted Lycoming O-235 engines (with 115 hp each). For this reason, the prototype was flown as a tri-motor aircraft in the initial stages of the test-flying program.

Certified on December 11, 1996, the Seneca V was put into production as a model for 1998. Again, the cowls were redesigned for increased performance, several cockpit switches were relocated from the panel to the headliner, and an improved engine variant, the Continental TSIO-360-RB, was used. One difference with the TSIO-360-RB is an intercooler that improves performance and reduces engine wear and fuel consumption, while the turbocharger has an automatic wastegate valve that prevents damage due to turbocharging or excessive temperatures. Thanks to a lower air intake temperature, it can be flown with a leaner mixture, and it sustains its power curves up to 19,500 feet. The computerized display provides fuel, engine and engine control system readings, greatly improving situational awareness. The optional three-bladed McCauley propellers decrease the cruising speed by 4 knots but also reduce noise and improve take-off and climb performance.

The Seneca V has the same gross weight as the III and IV: 4,740 lb (2,150 kg) for takeoff and 4,513 lb (2,045 kg) for landing. However, the Seneca V’s empty weight surpasses that of the Seneca II; in other words, its useful load has decreased despite having the same gross weight.

DIAMOND DA42 NG

The Diamond DA42 is a four-seat, twin-engine, propeller-driven utility airplane manufactured by Austrian company Diamond Aircraft Industries whose airframe is composed largely of composite materials with carbon fibre. It features a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.

It was the first diesel-powered, fixed-wing aircraft to perform a non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic on August 16, 2004. Diamond test pilot Gerard Guillaumaud flew from London (Ontario, Canada) to St. John (Newfoundland, Canada), a flight that took 7.5 hours, and from there to Oporto (Portugal), completing the trip in 12.5 hours with average fuel consumption of 5.74 gallons per hour (2.87 gallons/h per engine, or 10.87 litres per hour).

In March 2009, Diamond achieved EASA certification for the Austro Engine (AE 300) and started production of the DA 42 NG (Next Generation), a version equipped with 170 hp (127 kW) Austro Engine AE 300 engines. The new engine produces 20% more power and has better fuel economy than the Thieler engines, resulting in a higher gross weight and increased performance. The DA42 NG with Austro Engine engines received FAA certification on April 9, 2010 and Transport Canada certification on April 16, 2012.

ROBINSON R22

The Robinson R22 Beta II is flown around the world for many applications, including flight training, patrolling, photography, tourism, etc. Its great virtues are its reliability, low operating costs and excellent performance.

The R22 Beta II has a Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder, carburettor-equipped engine fueled with 100L grade aviation gasoline. This 180 hp engine delivers to 131 hp for five minutes at takeoff and 124 hp for continuous operation. This powerful engine and its studied and tested aerodynamics give the R22 a cruise speed of up to 85 kn and an average fuel consumption of only 30 litres per hour.

The R22 seats two adults and occupants have panoramic views due to the R22’s large windows. Cabin noise is lowered by the use of acoustical foam. A heavy-duty muffler and low tail-rotor tip speed lessen flyover noise.

ROBINSON R44

Robinson R44 helicopters (four seats – three passengers and pilot) in the Raven series offer excellent reliability, responsive handling and performance, making the R44 the ideal helicopter for public and private applications and all kinds of missions (training, patrol, photography, filming, advertising, transport, observation, etc.).

The R44 Raven II has a high performance Lycoming IO-540 fuel-injected, angle-valve, tuned-induction engine, which eliminates the need for carburetor heat.
The standard 28-volt electrical system ensures good system performance and provides additional electrical power for optional equipment.

Alsim FNPT I – Cessna 172 G1000

The FNPT AL172 offers a realistic and high-quality flight simulation. It can be used as the sole flight training device at small schools. Large schools use it as an excellent complement to the multifunctional AL200 MCC.

When developing the AL172, Alsim team applied the same Garmin G1000 simulation experience used in the AL200-DA42 FSTD. Using the same state-of-the-art technology, the AL172 is designed specifically for Garmin 1000 training. It is the only flight simulation model designed to recreate the features and functionalities of the Cessna 172 NAV III.

The AL172 is an excellent training device for Garmin G1000 simulation systems for new pilots and pilots in transition from conventional instrumentation.

Equipped with a Garmin 1000 ™ system with 2 units (PFD and MFD), 1 GMA and Bendix-King autopilot, the AL172 is a realistic simulator available for an affordable price.

EUROCOPTER EC135

The EC 135 twin-turbine helicopter has state-of-the-art technology and room for six passengers and pilot.

This practical and functional helicopter from Eurocopter features a spacious cabin, large windows, rear clamshell doors and large sliding side doors, which makes it an excellent choice for medical missions, becoming a mobile ICU. It is outfitted with the most up-to-date systems in terms of instrumentation, materials and engineering, including the Fenestrong tail rotor system, which makes it safer, helping to prevent accidents. The cockpit instrumentation is grouped on a state-of-the-art fully digital display.

It also has a main rotor without bearings or hinges that, together with the parabolic blade tips, allow extraordinary manoeuvrability and great comfort, due in a large part to the built-in system to reduce vibrations.

It is particularly quiet in flight and shows great stability in the air, even at high speed.
The external noise level is 6dB lower than the limit to be set by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

The EC 135 is approved as a Category A, Performance Class 1 helicopter, the highest rating for this type of helicopter.

FNPT II – AIRBUS A320

The FNPT II A320 is an exact replica of the Airbus 320. All the controls, switches and screens are fully functional. In addition, the flight simulator recreates the sensations of being on an A320 because the control responses are calibrated using the algorithms created and implemented by Airbus.
A complete package of games allows all normal, abnormal and emergency procedures to be executed as they would on the A320 aircraft.

The visual aspect is a key feature, as it gives the pilot an idea of its movement. The screen response times are almost ten times faster than those required by the Qualification Test Guide.

With its 200-degree field of view, high-resolution images and fast visual display, the simulation environment is as close as possible to flying an A320 aircraft.

All flight controls in the A320 simulator are fitted with high-precision control loading and force feedback. The control loading system of the flight controls has been assigned a very high degree of precision, equal to or higher than the certification requirements of the FAA Level D FFS Simulator.

The high level of synchronization between the A320 simulator’s control loading and the visual display makes the simulation as realistic as possible for the pilot while providing an A320 training platform of the highest quality.