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

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The 2017 FSEMC Conference is hosted by FedEx, and will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 21-24, 2017.

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The biggest benefit from the FSEMC Conference is the open dialogue of discussion items.

The 2017 FSEMC Conference is hosted by FedEx, and will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 21-24, 2017. 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 to openly discuss:

  •     Benchmarking Flight Simulator Technologies – Where to Next?
  •     Configuration Management – Hardware/Software, Databases, and Qualification Test Guides
  •     Other Training Devices (Everything not a Full Flight Simulator)

During the FSEMC, we will hear from esteemed academics on several topics, including:

  •     Flight Simulator Data Collection Program in China
  •     FAA Part 60 Change 2 Directive 2—Reality and Challenges
  •     The Apparent Vertical Filter—A Novel Motion Drive Filter Concept
  •     Providing Effective Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) Simulation for

Level D Training Devices

  •     Interfacing with Reality: Possibilities and Pitfalls
  •     Factors Influencing the Design of Future Aircraft Manufacturer Simulation Software Packages
  •     Viral Risk on FSTD Software—Real Case Presentation
  •     Designing for Improved Helicopter Simulation

The biggest benefit from the FSEMC Conference is the open dialogue of discussion items. The airlines and operators submit questions about six weeks before the conference. The affected equipment suppliers will then prepare answers to brief in the open forum. By hearing that another airline has 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 airlines with invaluable solutions to our more persistent and often difficult engineering issues. Additionally, the collective power of the FSEMC has shaped our 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. Our 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 can have positive effects in helping to minimize the cost of training while maximizing its benefits. Our training industry is devoted to achieving safe operating practices.

The FSEMC Conference holds many opportunities for expanding your customer interaction by utilizing the conference to promote your company’s brand. Our 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 more details regarding the upcoming FSEMC Conference, please visit the FSEMC events website:

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 $600 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 additional questions about ARINC IA and the FSEMC, please feel free to contact Mr. Sam Buckwalter at sam.buckwalter(at)

ARINC Industry Activities (ARINC IA) is an SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program. The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally.

SAE ITC is an affiliate of SAE International. SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government.

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