SAE ITC and ARINC Industry Activities Invites the Aviation Industry to Participate in the Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference (FSEMC)

The 2018 FSEMC Conference is hosted by RSi, and will be held in Irving, Texas, on Sept. 17-20, 2018. Attended by more than 300 flight simulator experts from around the world, the annual conference identifies technical solutions to engineering and maintenance issues resulting in immediate and long-term savings and increased efficiency for simulator users.
This year’s FSEMC will hold a Technical Workshop on Monday to openly discuss:
  • Other Training Devices (Everything not an FFS)
    • New technology applications
    • Tailoring training to appropriate levels
    • EASA’s recent efforts and explorations?
  • COTS: Friend or Enemy?
  • Motion Cueing in Lower Level FSTD/Maintenance
During the FSEMC, attendees will hear from esteemed academics on several topics, including:
  • How to Improve an FSTD Technical Operation
  • Simulation Within an Advance Qualification Program (AQP) Training Program
  • Pilot Training for NextGen & SESAR Operations – Maintaining the Illusion in a Data-Rich 20-20 Operation Environment
  • Resolution Versus Frame Rate – A Cost/Performance/Training Benefit Comparison
  • China Navigation Technology (ADS-B) Roadmap/Deployment Status and the Impact of Technology Insertion in FSTD  
  • Capabilities in Extended Envelope Training, Current Status/Achievements
  • Virtual Reality in Flight Training
The biggest benefit from the FSEMC Conference is the open dialogue of discussion items. The users and operators submit questions weeks in advance of the conference. The suppliers will then prepare answers to brief in the open forum. By hearing that other simulator users have similar issues, the collaboration from multiple stakeholders is what benefits the entire industry.
The FSEMC provides cost effective solutions to simulator operational and maintenance problems through the widely respected annual conference and establishes ARINC Standards that increase simulator readiness and reduce operational costs. These standards are used by airlines, operators, and regulators in flight crew training with the safest and most efficient industry best practices.
FSEMC has provided simulator users with invaluable solutions to the more persistent and often difficult engineering issues. Additionally, the collective power of the FSEMC has shaped the industry as a voice in the ongoing dialogue with regulatory agencies around the world.

The FSEMC’s objective is the improvement of the operation of flight simulators and training devices by promoting better reliability, better maintenance, and better support techniques through the exchange of engineering, maintenance, and associated technical information and the development of voluntary technical standards related to simulation and training. FSEMC also seeks to promote and advance the state of the art of the flight simulation and training industry to the mutual benefit of its members. FSEMC membership includes European, North American, Asian, and African airlines, training suppliers, and training equipment and services suppliers in the flight training industry.

The emergence of international standards and conventions in the flight training industry have positive effects in helping to minimize the cost of training while maximizing its benefits. The FSEMC training industry is devoted to achieving safe operating practices.
The FSEMC Conference holds many opportunities for expanding customer interaction by utilizing the conference to promote your company’s brand. The FSEMC conference includes the opportunity to host an exhibit throughout the conference as well as additional opportunities for promoting your brand through sponsoring a coffee break or lunch. The FSEMC Mobile App – Organization Highlight is an excellent way to get your company information in the hands of the meeting attendees before, during and after the conference. For those who are interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring at the upcoming FSEMC, please make your arrangements with Vanessa Mastros at:
The FSEMC Conference is open to all organizations including airframers, Training Device Manufacturers (TDM), airlines, operators, and suppliers. The conference has an attendance charge of $700 USD, although ARINC IA Members and Sponsors gain access to conference at no charge. Members and Sponsors are also entitled to a wider range of benefits including ARINC Standards and other products.
For more information about maximizing your organization’s potential as a member or sponsor of ARINC IA, please visit:
For more details regarding the upcoming FSEMC Conference, please visit the FSEMC events website: If you have questions about ARINC IA and the FSEMC, please feel free to contact Mr. Sam Buckwalter at

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