EFT completes OT&E Systems Course for German Air Force

After having successfully completed several basic OT&E courses, the German Air Force ordered a 4-weeks customized OT&E course focused on military aircraft systems like EO/IR, RADAR, EW etc. While the first two weeks the 8 students with a background in various aircraft types focused on academics, the last two weeks they practiced in a Do-328 full flight simulator and tested/evaluated a weather RDR in flight.  An extensive oral presentation completed the course.

EFT thanks the Luftwaffe and is proud to having been selected again as the flight test training provider of the German Air Force.

EFT achieves Full Scope Approval as Flight Test ATO

As first commercial European Test Pilot School, EFT recently received approval from the German CAA (Luftfahrtbundesamt) to perform the complete spectrum of flight test training i.a.w. EASA regulations:

  • Aeroplane CAT 2 TP and LFTE
  • Aeroplane CAT 1 TP and LFTE
  • Helicopter CAT 2 TP and LFTE
  • Helicopter CAT 1 TP and LFTE
  • Flight Test Instructor (A)
  • Flight Test Instructor (H)

Following this tremendous milestone, EFT has commenced its first EASA CAT 1 Helicopter course.

Thanks to the trust of our customers, the dedication of our staff and the professionalism of the Luftfahrtbundesamt EFT can expand its promotion of flight test safety and highest standards in flight test to the European aviation community.

Two Master Students to enhance Simulator

Asked by their professor, Dr. Manuela Battipede, if EFT would give two of her most highly performing and motivated students the chance to perform the Master thesis and internship in flight test and simulation at EFT, we immediately agreed. Soon therafter Andrea and Diego from Poltecnico di Torino, Italy joined our team as the first Master students of our company. The objective of their thesis is to develop a model of the Blackshape Prime BS100 light aircraft in Matlab/Simulink, integrate it into the simulator software X-Plane, and finally validate it in real flights.

As part of their internship they have integrated Virtual Reality into the simulator, which will offer our customers a stunningly immersive experience. Next project will be the installation of a 6-DOF moving platform for the simulator, which will further enhance the VR-experience.

As part of the intercultural benefit the EFT team already enjoyed original homemade Italian tiramisu, while the students had an encounter with brezels and sausage.