Subcommittees & Working Groups

Emerging Technologies (EmTech) Working Group

The objective of the Emerging Technologies Working Group (EmTech) is to identify and evaluate new technologies that will affect flight simulation in the near future.

The airlines and FSTD operators will be the end users of any technology and the applicable training facilities, devices, and support equipment. From current trends, the EmTech will discuss one or more of the following as well as explore new purposes .

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL)
  • Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)

In preliminary talks, two ARINC documents come to mind that could benefit from an update with new material focused on near-term work of the EmTech WG.

  • ARINC Project Paper 449: Optimizing Simulator Continuing Qualification using Profile Testing
  • ARINC Specification 450: Flight Simulator Design and Performance Requirements


We are seeking diverse representation (in number and global/regional coverage) of the different stakeholders to capture overall industry challenges and determine collaboration means between TDMs, OEMs, suppliers, and FSTD operators to address such challenges. The meeting is open to the following stakeholders:

  • FSTD users, airlines, and training centers
  • TDMs and integrators
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Simulator software suppliers
  • Any other concerned entities

Next Meeting

February 17, 2022 online meeting

  • Please click here for the invite to join the meeting.