Aircraft Simulator Design and Fabrication

Examples of Prototype
Devices Built at MFS
  • Ch-53E APT
  • V-22 Cockpit
  • SH-60B TOFT Cockpit
  • F-14A OFTs (2)
  • AH-1W APTs (3)
  • UN-1N APT
  • CH-60S TOFT Cockpit
  • Ch-46E, CH-53E APTs
  • FA-18D APTs
  • FA-18E/F Cockpit
  • CH-47F TFPS

Since the first prototype AH-1W Aircrew Procedures Trainer (APT) was built at NAVAIR’s Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) in 1993, JFTI employees have supported the development of prototype training devices to be delivered to the USN, USMC, and the USA. The training products we design and build range from an instrumented aircraft cockpit to a fully functional weapon system trainer, and are used around the world. The full flight training devices can be installed in existing facilities or produced in a self-contained transportable enclosure, which becomes the operating facility.

Our engineers, scientists, and professionals work side-by-side with their government equivalents to deliver high-fidelity training solutions.  We support multiple projects and maintain the MFS Data Library for all devices developed and delivered by the MFS team.   Our work at MFS includes the following functions:

  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Development
    • Modeling
    • Interfacing
    • Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
  • Hardware Development
    • Power
    • I/O Systems
    • Aircraft Equipment Interfaces
    • Control Systems
  • Mechanical Design & Fabrication
  • Electrical Design & Fabrication
  • Data Management
  • Parts Control
  • Visual System & Database Design
  • Administrative & Financial Management Support
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