Flight management System-FMS


The rapid development of computer technology today has contributed positively to the fact that real-time simulations take a more effective role in aviation education as well as in many sectors. Flight Training Devices (FTDs) are the best examples of real-time simulation systems.


One of the pilots' most important tasks is to monitor and understand the condition and behavior of aircraft. Another alternative is to provide situational awareness. In order to achieve situational awareness, manual or autonomous controls of the aircraft must be configured simultaneously and safely and efficiently (most economically). On the other hand, because of the dynamic and flexible nature of aircraft systems, pilots must be constantly alert to stimuli from different parts of the cockpit in this changing environment.

In modern cockpit aircraft, the main task of the flight crew is to control the flight by monitoring the flight coordination of the autonomous or manual flight control systems through the Flight Management System (FMS) and by observing and intervening when necessary. The flight crew in a typical flight chooses the appropriate mode combinations of the FMS system at acceptable automation levels. The correct entry of the FMS and the timely passage between the modes ensure that the flight is safe and efficient for the pilots, and on the other hand it is comfortable for the passengers.

In aviation, the FMS mode error is defined as a human machine interaction error. Generally, this occurs when commands sent to the machine by the user are misinterpreted by the machine or misinterpreted by the user when the machine receives the data. Due to the increase in mode errors in modern cocktails, which have superior features due to the development of technology, many studies are being conducted to solve these problems.

FMS Trainer (FMST) Simulator

The pilot's situational awareness and flight autonomous motion can not be understood with full accuracy; can cause pilots to misunderstand and implement control modes. The FMS Trainer Simulator FMST is intended to help student pilots understand flight control modes to the best of their ability and facilitate the use of FMS during a flight.


FMST is a computer based cost effective training system intended to be developed for the application, visualization and analysis of standard and non-standard flight procedures. FMST gives student pilots many following advantages :

  • Learning VNAV / LNAV and related sub-modes
  • Learning the transitions between modes
  • Learning the most efficient and effective implementation of the flight
  • The use of all aspects of the FMS system, etc.