A Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD) is a device that artificially recreates aircraft flight and the environment in which it flies – for pilot training, design or other purposes.


CAAS’ regulatory framework on FSTD (contained in Singapore Air Safety Publication Part 11 (PDF, 103 KB)) will apply if you intend to offer or use a FSTD for the following purposes:

(a) Training and tests, leading to the grant of a Singapore flight crew licence, or the grant or renewal of ratings associated with this licence; or

(b) Proficiency training and checks associated with a holder of a Singapore Air Operator Certificate, a training organisation approved under the Air Navigation Order paragraph 20(14)(e), (f), or an owner of a Singapore registered aircraft.

You will have to obtain the following certification and approval before you can offer or use a FSTD:

  1. Certificate of Qualification for an FSTD: This certificate will be issued if the features of FSTD (including aircraft performance, motion, visuals, sound and effects) replicate that of an actual aircraft with sufficient fidelity, in addition to compliance with all other requirements.

  2. Approval to Use a Qualified FSTD: This approval will be granted if the suitability of FSTD for specific personnel training and evaluation tasks is ensured, in addition to compliance with all other requirements.

Click below for more information on the application for the Certificate of Qualification for an FSTD or Approval to Use a Qualified FSTD:

Qualification of FSTD

Approval to Use a Qualified FSTD