School

First private test pilot school in Asia

There are two TPCs (Test Pilot Course) within the Ministry of Defense as test pilot educational institutions in Japan. However, there is currently no private test pilot school. AeroVXR will launch the first private test pilot school in Asia.

 

The MRJ’s first flight test pilot will provide the knowledge and skills to safely conduct flight tests and properly conduct flight test evaluations for various aircraft requirements.

AboutWelcome to JTPS

Japan Test Pilot School is the first private test pilot training institute in Asia, and provides education in flight test techniques to promote research and development and certification of future vehicles, such as not only aircraft but also flying vehicles (VTOL) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS).

In general, flight testing of any aircraft always involves risks. In this school, veteran test pilot and flight test engineers who have been active in the field of flight testing for over 30 years carefully teach students how to perform flight tests safely and reliably.

In addition to basic skills training courses for Flight Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers, JTPS also offers on-demand training courses upon request. Upon graduation, a certificate will be issued as proof that the student has acquired flight test knowledge and skills through the course education.

FTP/FTE Initial Course

Acquired Skills and Target Participants

This course provides the knowledge and skills required for research and development and certification testing as a FTP (Flight Test Pilot) or FTE (Flight Test Engineer). This course is intended for employees or students of companies aiming for R&D and certification of aircraft, flying cars, unpiloted aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and so on.

Contents

Total: approximately 160 hours

Aeronautical engineering related knowledge:
Aerodynamics, Systems Engineering, CRM (TEM), Human Factor, Flight Safety.

Flight test methods:
Flight test methods based on FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) and MIL standards (Advisory Circulars, MIL-STD, JSSG, etc.)

Simulator training:
Practice test techniques and crew coordination procedures using fixed-wing and rotary-wing simulators.

Practical training on actual aircraft:
Conduct simulated flight tests using fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft and experience the entire flight test process, from test plan preparation to flight test data acquisition and analysis.

FTP/FTE Recurrent Course

Acquired Skills and Target Participants

This course is for general FTP (Flight Test Pilot) and FTE (Flight Test Engineer) regular training (about once every two years) to acquire the latest knowledge and skills. This course is intended for employees or students of companies aiming for R&D and certification of aircraft, flying cars,unpiloted aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and so on.

Contents

Total: approximately 60 hours

Aeronautical engineering related knowledge:
Latest trends of aeronautical technology and flight safety.

Flight test methods:
Flight test methods related to the latest requirements.

Simulator training:
Practice test techniques and crew coordination procedures using fixed-wing and rotary-wing simulators.

UAS Duration & Reliability Flight Test Course(Date to be determined)

Acquired Skills and Target Participants

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct D&R tests on unmanned aircraft. In particular, students will learn safe and effective test techniques and data acquisition procedures while using actual aircraft.

Contents

Total: approximately 40 hours

Aeronautical engineering related knowledge:
Aerodynamics, systems engineering, flight safety

Flight test methods:
Introduction of flight test methods based on Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) standards and safety standards of other countries.

Practical training on actual aircraft:
Overall flight test experience, from conducting simulated flight tests and creating test plans through flight test data acquisition and analysis.

Flight Test Project Management Course

Acquired Skills and Target Participants

Educate personnel involved in flight test management on safe and effective test planning and execution.

Contents

Total: approximately 16 hours

Aeronautical engineering related knowledge:
Aircraft safety standards, flight safety.

Flight test planning:
Long-term test planning, short-term test planning, risk management, test management.

 

Certificate Technique Course

Acquired Skills and Target Participants

Participants will learn about the procedures and necessary documents related to certification of aircraft, including preparation and details of coordination with the Civil Aviation Bureau, based on the instructor’s extensive experience.

Contents

Total: approximately 8 hours

Civil Aeronautics Law and Regulations:
Overview of the Civil Aeronautics Law, the relevant ministerial ordinances, and related notifications.

Overview of Certification Activities:
Overview of certification and certification of aircraft and equipment in Japan, certification system for unmanned aircraft, documents and contents required for certification.

Validation & Verification Safety Analysis Course

Acquired Skills and Target Participants

Based on the instructor’s extensive experience, the course provides an overview of the Validation & Verification (V&V) activities and safety analysis required in aircraft development and certification activities.

Contents

Total: approximately 8 hours

Aeronautical engineering related knowledge:
Airframe safety standards, relevant civil standards.

Development Assurance Activities:
Overview of V&V at the airframe/system level and its relationship to safety analysis.

Safety Analysis:
Overall process overview, introduction and relevance of various safety analyses (AFHA, PASA, SFHA, PSSA, SSA, ASA), safety analysis methods (FTA, FMEA/FMES, PRA, ZSA, CMA).