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Simloc has made come true the dream of a visionary, Captain Terry Fensome, a famed Miami, Florida, pilot trainer. The challenge: To build a simulator that would offer, in the same cabin, the complete range of training for civilian pilots, from ab initio to jet.

This new AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device), a revolution in flight simulation, is the start of a new generation of Simloc simulators. It has as base a MCC cabin in which you can train with three different airplane configurations:

  1. Single-engine propeller (SEP), emulation of Cessna 172 SP
  2. Multi-engine propeller (MEP), emulation of Piper PA-34-220T Seneca II
  3. JET MCC, a generic twin engine, with the option of a specific A320, which would include the manufacturer's Data Package.

The set consists of a cabin section, an instructor station (IOS), a direct vision system, an audio system and the key element, the combination of hardware and software components that makes possible the conversion from one airplane model to the other in a few minutes. This system has been devised, developed and registered by Simloc.

The dream of Captain Terry Fensome has come true



The SEP and MEP configurations use the same panel with slight differences in representation on both the Main Dashboard and the Pedestal. The Central Panel is common for both.

  • Main Instrument Panel (MIP): All instruments are represented like the original airplane and emulated with a unique TFT LCD screen to keep the system as simple and reliable as possible. On the left and on the right, the pilot and the co-pilot, respectively, have all the instruments and indicators
  • Central panel: Representing the Audio Panel, Garmin GTN650, COMM / NAV, ADF 1 and 2, etc.
  • Pedestal: Composed of L / G lever and indicators, Flap selector and indicator, Throttle quadrant, Alternative air levers, Parking brake lever, etc. When changing both settings it is necessary to use plastic covers to hide / show some controls.
  • Flight controls: These are two identical yokes inserted into the main instrument panel. Both are interconnected through an electronic CLS (Control Loading System) that synchronizes the movements made in both controls with low latencies.



Simloc has designed the cabin to achieve the real feeling of being in a cabin of a Twin Jet. This training device can become a replica of the original model A320, with EASA FTD 1 + MCC and FAA FTD 5 certification level, in which all the elements of the cockpit are fully functional.

  • Flight controls: Sidesticks are the main point of contact between the pilot and the aircraft, so they are the most sensitive part of the flying experience. At Simloc we have developed flight controls based on two basic concepts: sensitivity and reliability. The Control Loading System (CLS) used is completely electric and capable of simulating forces up to 7 axes.
  • Software: The flight model of the JET MCC simulator, its systems and procedures are based on a set of flight tests, but with the inclusion of the Airbus Data Package (SSP) and the QTG's (Qualification Test Guide), ensures that its behavior is the same as that of the real airplane and higher certification levels can be achieved.
  • Training capacity: Ensures training from ab initio to airline, at different levels: Airbus A320 Specific (with data package), ATPL, IR (RNAV, PBN, etc), MCC APS, TEM / CRM / EBT Training Tool and MPL Programs.
  • Automated ATC Software: Simloc offers the ASTi / SERA Automated ATC simulation program, which incorporates realistic communications with Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers into flight simulation sessions.

Swipe to see the comparison SEP-MEP vs JET MCC

Interior de la cabina en configuración MEP
Interior de la cabina en configuración JET

Common Features

The objective of our design is to provide realistic and immersive training to pilots and students. To do this, Simloc has developed an exclusive module that integrates the visual system, the cabin and the instructor station. The cockpit is the pilot's interface to the system, including all the components necessary to simulate the flight environment.

Consists of a direct vision system of three FullHD projectors and a continuous 3-meter high semi-cylindrical screen, with a field of view of 180º x 40º for each pilot, and an equivalent resolution of 3xFullHD. Our fiberglass module, where the visual is integrated, produces an atmosphere of absolute darkness inside the cabin and constitutes the external image of the simulator, which attracts the attention of customers with its futuristic appearance.

The instructor station has a double screen workstation that centralizes all the control of the simulator, from where all the systems and the training program are managed. The smaller screen shows the view that the student or pilot has through the cockpit window. The largest is a touchscreen that runs the IOS software and the software applications developed by Simloc for all three aircraft (SMC Suite). Thanks to its spacious design, a cabinet has been added to store the different accessories of the simulator.

Authentic seats have been chosen for this model, giving pilots the same feeling as when sitting in the real airplane. These seats are common to all three flight displays and ensure sitting comfortably in any setting.


SEP-MEP and JET models have very significant divergences. To preserve the proper cabin environment, Simloc has designed and manufactured a set of plastic covers to hide fixed JET elements such as overhead, sidesticks and glare shield when the simulator is in SEP-MEP configuration. When changing from MEP to SEP aircraft configuration, some parts of the pedestal must also be covered. For example, the six control handles should go to three, since the SEP has only one engine and the MEP two.

All simulator systems are modular, meaning that any operator trained by Simloc can replace the modules without the need for specialized training. In addition, thanks to the remote connection of the software, a self-diagnosis can be carried out to facilitate maintenance tasks.


Having a generic single-engine, twin-engine and a MCC jet replica training device on the same platform brings with it a number of unparalleled advantages:

The “core” of the device, devised, developed and registered by Simloc, allows the three flight configurations to appear and disappear in a few minutes.

It enables a comprehensive and unusual training (from ab initio to jet) for pilot schools and universities students.

It represents an obvious saving in investment, much smaller than the sum of the price of three similar simulators separately.

The quality of the JET simulator, together with the acquisition of the data package, can take pilot training to the perfect level to offer cadet programs or even type rating agreements. Everything in one tool.

Reduce to a third the area necessary to locate three conventional simulators.

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