The aircraft fleet and simulators at FTEJerez have been carefully selected to ensure optimum training value is achieved on each training exercise.
Our large fleet of Piper aircraft have identical cockpits and are all fitted with exactly the same avionics and flight instruments in the same layout, to ensure that no re-learning is required between sorties.
Likewise, our simulators mirror the cockpit layout of the aircraft.
Our Diamond DA 42 NG’s are the latest addition to our training fleet. They are all equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit to ensure a smooth transition to flying a modern jet airliner. In addition our 20 Piper Warrior and 8 Piper Seneca aircraft have the classic analogue instrument panel design to ensure solid instrument flying skills. This becomes particularly relevant during IFR training: this is often how the flight displays will be configured as part of the airline selection process to check that the training foundations are solid.
Simulator training is a major component of FTEJerez’s training programme. In early 2009 FTEJerez became the first pilot training school in Europe to incorporate the Mechtronix FFTX™ New Generation Boeing 737-800W. This simulator has received approval from the UK CAA as an FSTD A device, and is used to conduct MPL, MCC and JOC. This high fidelity state-of-the-art device features collimated visuals and a seat actuation system that provides motion-cueing. In addition, the PA34 and DA42 devices are identical to our multi-engine aircraft, attracting maximum credits towards the Airline First Officer Programme and ensuring a smooth transition from the simulator to the aircraft.
In addition, a major asset is our on-campus EASA145 approved aircraft maintenance centre. This ensures that we determine and drive the safety and quality of our fleet maintenance. It also ensures that small problems are dealt with immediately and associated delays in flying training are avoided. FTEJerez also has its own approved examination centre for EASA examinations.