Flight Simulators

Diamond Aircraft DA 42 , Diamond Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD)

Orange Wings Aviation Academy® builds a complete range of training devices for Diamond aircraft. The OWA®’s DA-42 FTDs feature the latest in modern avionics and are designed to provide the most realistic training experience possible.

The DA42-VI is easy to fly and burns fuel like a single, but with the added safety of a second engine. Impressive cross-country performance pleases private pilots and business owners alike, while the low operating costs make it an ideal advanced trainer. No wonder it’s the best-selling piston twin, by far.

As aviation pioneers we are used going beyond the expected and have taken flight training to the next level. Only Diamond Aircraft offers a complete line-up of type-specific flight training simulators. Operators and students alike benefit from economical practice time, including honing skills for emergency situations that can be scheduled irrespective of weather conditions. Built with real avionics, high-end visuals and sophisticated instructor operating stations, our Simulators increase safety, efficiency and effectiveness plus offer a cleaner, greener way to train.

The FSTD is equipped with an IOS cabin including two 19” touch screen monitors and a laser printer. The IOS cabin is enclosed on all sides with a sliding door at the rear end. It includes a desk and book shelves at the right (standard) or left side and dimmable ceiling lights.

A highly recommended option is the FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WORKSTATION (FIWS) which is a small desk just behind the crew seats. It allows the instructor to operate from a position directly behind the pilots while having a good view into the cockpit and full control over the simulation. The FIWS is equipped with two touch screen monitors on swivel arms and a retractable keyboard.

Image Generator

The Diamond FSTD comes with the GLOBAL CANVAS image generator (IG). The worldwide resolution of the satellite pictures is 15m per pixel. The image generator can render terrain textures with a resolution of up to 5cm per pixel.

The IG features two-cloud-levels and realistic cumulus clouds. It also includes weather phenomena, such as wind (movement of windsocks), rain, snowfall, and lightning. The standard database includes worldwide satellite image coverage (15m resolution) and worldwide generic representation of airports with “hard” runways.

The image generator contains generic models of all airports with published IFR approaches (Jeppesen ARINC 424 database). Custom airport models can be created on request.


The following display solutions are available:

Cylindrical Screen 200°x35°

Spherical Screen 220°x45°

Features and Options Include:

Laser measured accurate cockpit or synthetic fiberglass cockpit.

FAA or JAA qualification available

True Vision visual system. Available with a variety of display configurations.

Actual Garmin G1000 avionics package – a fully integrated avionics system.

Digital control loading

Digital Sound

Instructor Station

Replicated DA-42NG flight controls with (optional double linked) control sticks and rudder pedals.

Replicated DA-42NG cockpit panel with OWA® simulated Garmin® G1000 system.

Visual system: single or triple channel TFT or single or triple channel projection, which produces up to 240° horizontal field of view.

Active control load system can be supplied upon request.

Qualification option under JAR STD 3A as BITD/FNPT I/FNPT II and FAA as AATD.